BOISE, Idaho – Idaho REALTORS® (IR) have announced their endorsement of Lieutenant Governor Brad Little for

Governor, citing his “Idaho Grown Jobs” plan for economic growth.

“Lieutenant Governor Brad Little’s plan to grow Idaho’s economy is straightforward, it is achievable, and it will help keep Idaho’s greatest asset, our children, in the Gem State for generations to come,” Idaho REALTORS® President Raphael Barta said. Idaho REALTORS® especially supports a specific aspect of Little’s plan – first-time home buyer savings accounts – enabling Idahoans to save a portion of their pre-tax income for an eventual down payment on their first home.

Idaho REALTORS® play a critical role in continuing Idaho’s growing economy. The organization’s members work closely with Gem State construction, mortgage lending, title insurance, renting and leasing and even moving companies.

“I have had the great opportunity of getting to know and working with Idaho REALTORS® across the state for years and like me, they strive to ensure good public policy that will keep our economy moving in the right direction. We all want Idaho to grow at a pace that guarantees opportunities in all corners of the state, that homes are affordable for our families, and incomes are growing. Idaho REALTORS® are essential to our economy and provide Idahoans with a sense of security when purchasing a home. I am proud to have their support,” said Little.

Idaho REALTORS® promotes the business interests of its members, serving more than 8,700 REALTORS® and affiliate businesses in Idaho.