Federal Political Coordinator Profile: Bradley Cohen
Bradley Cohen is another experienced FPC with ten years of service. He was inspired to serve by wanting to be a voice for the real estate industry.
In his role as an FPC, he believes the most rewarding part is being able to participate in the advocacy process. He is passionate about policy that protects the property rights of all Americans and is equally excited about the opportunity to fight for issues that protect the real estate industry. While he didn’t become a REALTOR® to get involved in politics, he certainly understands the value of being actively engaged in the process.
He did not have a previous relationship with his Member of Congress. If fact, he was introduced by a family member and that is how the relationship started.
Bradley looks forward to the annual NAR Legislative meetings because he gets the opportunity to do Hill visits. However, that only comprises half of his FPC responsibilities. He attends in-district meetings and fundraising events. When issues arise, he communicates with his Member of Congress via phone calls and emails.
During his FPC role, Bradley has been engaged in many important issues but one that stands out is advocating for changes with VA financing. His conversations and other REALTOR® engagement about this issue led to his Member of Congress, Richard Hudson, along with 67 other members sending a letter to the VA Secretary that ultimately led to changes.
While advocating for important issues is the reason Bradley decided to get involved in the FPC program, he has enjoyed other benefits too. He visited the West Wing of the White House, bowled in the White House bowling alley and visited underground tunnels in Washington, DC. Being an FPC certainly has its benefits outside of the responsibilities!