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NC REALTORS® Elections

The elections of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® to elect 2023 Officers, Finance and Budget Committee members, NAR Directors and the Issues Mobilization Committee member will be held August 29 – September 1, 2022. Online Polls will be open 24 hours a day, Eastern Standard Time, from 12:00:01 am on Monday, August 29, 2022 to 11:59:59 pm on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

The electronic method of voting is the only means by which voters may vote in the annual election. Only REALTOR® members in good standing in the Association and Association Executives—who have provided NC REALTORS® with a valid email address—shall have the right to vote in any annual election.

All eligible voter information will be submitted to the voting service on July 22. So, it is important that member information be updated with local boards/associations before that date. New members added after July 22 will need to contact the Association office to be added to the voter list once elections begin.

Voting instructions will be emailed to all eligible members and Association Executives one week in advance of the elections. Election results will be announced via email and posted on our Association website on September 2.

How to Vote:

On the first day of voting, eligible members may access the voting site by clicking on the “Vote” button below. If you use an ad blocker, you may need to turn off the ad blocker software and refresh the page.

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On the voting site, log in with your:

1)  NRDS number and,
2)  Your email address reported in your member record. If your current email does not work, you may not have updated with your local board and will need to try another email address. Only the NRDS/email combination sent to the voting service on July 22 will work to access the ballot.

Click here to find your NRDS ID or contact your local association if you do not know your NRDS number or are unsure what email is currently shown in your member record. If, after obtaining the correct information from your local association, you are still having problems voting, contact Donna Peterson at  dpeterson@ncrealtors.org. An email response will be provided during business hours, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST.

Special Note: While the voting website is available at any time of day during the specified voting dates, if you need assistance accessing the ballot, you can only reach NC REALTORS® staff from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST, and staff can only reach the voting service during the same hours. Most questions can be resolved quickly, however, if we need to contact the voter service, it may take several hours to correct information to allow access to the ballot. We suggest that if you are voting on the last day the polls are open that you vote early in the day. We may not be able to resolve your issue in time for you to vote if you contact us later that day.


Candidate Information

President-Elect (Elect one candidate)

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Tony Harrington
ABR, CIPS, AHWD, C2EX, CLHMS, ALHS
Cape Fear REALTORS®

We are the sixth largest association in the country! Professionalism and advocacy in our industry are keys to the success of each of us individually, and as an association. It is why we need to lead by example. As your 2023 NC REALTORS® President-Elect, my focus will be to engage and to empower our members to lead with professionalism and to build strong communities.

As a Platinum R President Circle Hall of Fame member, I will continue to invest in the top priorities of our state association. With a promise to ensure NC REALTORS® continues to be the leader in professionalism, I will seek to elevate our member engagement and advocacy for private property rights.

To position NC REALTORS® members for the next generation we need to define our value as REALTORS® and educate our clients and customers on the importance of our expertise in the single most important financial transaction they will make. Educating our members on how to achieve this is key to my mission.

For 26 years, my passion to Discover, Grow and Lead has evolved. Service as a President for Cape Fear REALTORS® and an NC REALTORS® Regional Vice President have helped to prepare me to lead NC REALTORS®.  Additionally, through the efforts in economic development at NC REALTORS®, I was appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the Executive Committee for the Southeastern Economic Development Commission and the North Carolina Foreign Trade Promotion Council.

These are the type of experiences that build professionalism and networks. As our industry moves into the future, it is crucial to engage and educate our members on these opportunities.

Your trust and support will afford me the opportunity to continue the work to elevate and empower us all to address the issues that face our industry.

Full Bio Here

Issues Mobilization Committee (Elect one candidate)

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Patrice Willetts
ABR, GRI, RENE, SFR, SRES, SRS
Cape Fear REALTORS®

One of the most important areas of involvement, for me, is to be involved with issues that impact real property and the owners of real property.  These issues are monitored on the local, state and national levels.  Being involved in the dialogue as it pertains to local and state issues, is the reason I want to serve on the NC REALTORS® Issues Mobilization Committee.

Grassroots efforts are important to make sure that the general public understands the impact an issue can have on them individually.  Being able to advocate for property rights is the reason I serve as a State Political Coordinator for a NC State Representative and have also served as a Federal Political Coordinator for a Congressman in Washington DC.  Being able to represent our industry and the property owners of North Carolina is best done when you can get in front of those that make the decisions.

I have served as President of Cape Fear REALTORS® and as President of NC REALTORS®.  Volunteering on the local level, I have been involved on my legislative Committee, chaired RPAC committee and our Issues Mobilization Committee, along with having many other opportunities to serve.  On the State level, I have also been a member of the Legislative Committee, Issues Mobilization, Policy Committee as well as many other committees.  On the National level, I have been a member of the NAR Board of Directors for many years and have been a member of the State and Local Issues Policy Committee, served as a REALTOR® Party Trustee and Trustee for State and Local Campaign Committee.

It would be an honor to continue my volunteer service as a member of the NC REALTORS® Issues Mobilization Committee.

Finance Committee (Elect three candidates)

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Randy Dockery
CRS
Mountain Lakes Board of REALTORS®

I was born in Cherry Point Marine Air Base while my Dad served in the Marines. I have lived in Cherokee County my entire life. My family moved to Cherokee County in the 1840’s after the Cherokee Indians were removed by the Federal Government.

After high school I worked as a maintenance employee at a local Factory before starting a business with my father in law in 1978. After 12 years of working with family I entered the Real Estate business. My first goal in Real Estate was to not be a failure. I needed to make some money, as most of us do. But the longer that I am in the business the more opportunities I have to help others. Guiding people through the unfamiliar grounds of searching for the right property, securing financing, inspections and closing. It has been a very rewarding profession.

I have been a full time Realtor® since 1990 and have seen the good times and the bad. I have served my local board for 4 years as President, three years as VP, one year as Treasurer and a Director for 7 years. Served on Finance Committee, Grievance Committee, Nominating Committee and others.  One of my most rewarding experiences was to be a member of the William Bass Leadership Academy in 2016. It really changed my concept of REALTORS® throughout the state and I made some great friends. I enjoy giving back and serving where I can be of help.


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Madalyn Kunow
High Point Regional Association

As a current member of the NC REALTORS® Finance Committee, I appreciate the opportunity to be considered for re-election and ask for your support.  It would be my pleasure to continue to apply my knowledge and experience as an active and dedicated member of the committee.

I hold a BS in Accounting from the University of Tulsa and worked in the accounting field for 20 plus years in both the private and public sectors prior to becoming a REALTOR® in 2008.  Throughout my accounting career as well as during my tenure on various Boards, I have been responsible for every financial aspect of running a business.  Including, the preparation of and adherence to an annual budget.

During my fourteen-year Real Estate career, I have been a Member of the HPRAR Board of Directors and have held the offices of Director, Secretary/Treasurer Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, President-Elect and President.   Also Chairing the Finance, Member and Community Services and Social Committees.  Through my work with these committees, I have played an integral part in planning and fund raising for such events as the Association’s Annual Golf Tournament, Picnic in the Park, and Amy Hedgecock’s NC REALTOR® President’s Reception in January 2018 during Vision Quest. In addition to being on the HPRAR Board I am also on my neighborhood’s HOA Board and the POA Board for James Landing.  Having been on these boards for several years, I have held offices of Secretary, Treasurer and President. I am also honored to be a graduate of the Leadership High Point class of 2020 and continue to be on the steering committee.  In 2022, I have become a major investor in RPAC.

Thank you again for your consideration of me for re-election to the Finance Committee.


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Tony Smith
ABR, ABRM, CRS, GRI
Canopy REALTOR® Association

I am a second generation North Carolina Realtor with over 39 years in the real estate industry and hold the designations ABR, ABRM, CRS and GRI.

I’m active in both my local and state associations and have held a wide range of offices ranging from Treasurer and President of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association to Region 8 Regional VP for NC REALTORS®.  I am currently on the Budget and Finance Committee and a past President of NC REALTORS® and a NAR director. In addition to my service with the local and state associations, I have also been chair of the CRRA Housing Opportunity Foundation and Region 4 Vice President for NAR. As Region 4 RVP I was an active participant in NAR’s budget review process in 2019. As treasurer of CRRA and CMLS in 2000 and 2001 I was responsible for budgets that were comparable to that of many medium sized state associations.

Small Association NAR Director (Elect one candidate)

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Chester Bartlett
ABR, GRI, C2EX
Carolina Smokies Association

I am excited about the addition of a Director for Small Associations to the NAR Board. I believe this new representational role will be an opportunity to bring my gained local and state level experiences to the national level in a way that has not been previously afforded. I also think my experiences can be a benefit as we face new challenges in the real estate profession, especially in the area of protecting homeownership rights.

Presently, I serve on the Board of the Carolina Smokies Association of Realtors as State Director. I have previously served as CSAOR President (2017), Treasurer (2021), RPAC Chair (2018-2021) and State Director (2018-2022).  I am currently a CSAOR Ombudsman. During the past four years, I have served as SPC for NC House of Representatives Joe Sam Queen and Mike Clampitt during their respective terms. This year marks my third year serving on the NC REALTORS Professional Standards and Ethics Committee. I am the Chair of the Bi-Laws Committee, and a member of the Legislative Committee.  Additionally, I am serving on the Sustainability 3022 PAG. I am a Class of 2019 graduate of the William C. Bass Leadership Academy.

My wife, Karen and I are owners of RE/MAX Awenasa Realty with offices in Bryson City and Sylva, North Carolina.  Our previous backgrounds in real estate investment, marketing and advertising made for a natural transition into the real estate sales and development arena. Our continued education and understanding of technology have provided us a competitive edge in the real estate industry.  We are proud to continue protecting property ownership rights through involvement with national, state, and local legislation and as a major investor in our REALTORS Political Action Committee.  We value the relationships we have formed through our associations and look forward to making new relationships.

Medium Association NAR Director (Elect one candidate)

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Christina Asbury
ABR, ALC, CRS, GRI, MRP, SFR
Jacksonville Board of REALTORS®

I’m a Realtor in coastal NC and I’m excited at the opportunity to represent medium sized Associations as an NAR Director in NC!  I understand that education in real estate was very valuable to me, so I began my path for designations with the Accredited Land Consultant program, followed by C2EX, ABR, SFR, MRP, CRS, and GRI, among other certifications. Production doesn’t matter, but it makes me relevant. I am a consistent top producer despite the high level of involvement in our industry, so I am in the trenches with my peers and colleagues every single day.

My service to the real estate industry includes serving as Secretary, Director, and Past President on 2 local Associations, currently as Legislative Chair, and am an SPC for US House Rep Phil Shepard.  On the state level, I’m a graduate of the William C Bass Leadership Academy, served NCREEF, Legislative Committee, currently serve on Pro Standards and am a past chair, and I’ve assisted on PAGs when called upon. On the NAR Level, I served on the Professional Standards Committee for 8 years straight but I’ve transitioned to the Insurance Committee where I serve on work groups currently. For RLI, I serve on Governmental Affairs, Future Leaders, and Education committees, plus I’m a past President of the Carolina’s Chapter of RLI.

I’ve been the recipient of an Exceptional Service Award, NC Realtors Lisa York Outstanding Volunteer Award, NC Land Realtor of the Year twice, & Realtor of the Year twice, so my peers recognize my service & dedication. I bring 18 years of relevant experience, thousands of hours of specialized education, hundreds of hours of direct leadership experience, and common sense to the table for this role. I would appreciate your vote of confidence and your vote on the ballot.

Regional Vice President (One candidate elected in each region by members of their region only)

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Laurie Linder
ABR, CRS, GRI, SRS
Longleaf Pine REALTORS®

I am asking for your consideration for Region 3 Regional Vice-President.

I look forward to carrying out the Region 3 RVP duties: “To promote the success of our members and enhance the Quality of Life in North Carolina.” And further pledge to: preserve and promote the right to own, transfer and use real property; maintain a leadership role in the legislative, political and regulatory process; promote and maintain the highest ethical standards; develop and provide the best education, products and services; and promote housing affordability.

I am currently serving as an NC REALTORS® Director and am the in-coming Chair of the NC REALTORS® Forms Committee.   I also serve on the Joint Forms Task Force, Risk Management and Legislative Committees.   All of this helps me stay current and will assist in my role as an RVP!

I am currently serving as a Region 3 RPAC Trustee and have served on the Professional Standards Committee. I was the Longleaf Pine REALTORS® Association President in 2020.

I chaired the Longleaf Pine REALTORS® RPAC Committee in 2019 when we met goal and attained Triple Crown by the end of February, the first time that had been done in our local association, and the first association in the state to do so in 2019. I am a RPAC Golden R Presidents Circle member.

I have served on just about every committee at the local level over the last 20+ years: Education Committee, Grievance Committee, Professional Standards Committee, Membership Committee, etc.  I currently serve as a Director. I am a full time REALTOR® and also stay active and engaged in my local community as a member of the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and Military Affairs Council, serving as a Director for the Sandhills Chapter of the American Red Cross and serving as a Commissioner on the City of Fayetteville’s Planning Commission.


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Shawn Hays
Durham Regional Association of REALTORS®

Over the past six years, I have been involved with my local association and have learned the value of leaders and leadership in our industry.  The leadership examples in my region have shown me the importance of bringing together insightful and dedicated practitioners of real estate.  Experiencing this, making connections, and having conversations within REALTORS® across our state and the country, I believe I have something to contribute.

My 32 years of experience in real estate and construction has given me insight into our industry in which I feel will be helpful in assisting NCR in promoting the ideals and information across my region.  I have worked as a REALTOR® full time since 2008 and have worked as a sole proprietor, with a small boutique firm, large independent brokerage, and national brokerage franchises.  I am dedicated to elevating our industry and promoting the state and local association’s role in the everyday lives of its members.  I believe communication and education is the key element in having a robust belief in the work that is being performed on the behalf of members.  I hope to be one of those voices.  Thank you for your consideration.


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Paul McGill
Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS®

As a member of NC REALTORS for 43 years, it is an honor for me to be involved in all aspects of our industry. The position of region 6 Regional Vice President presents an opportunity to serve, and previous skills and knowledge as an NCR Director, a past WSRAR President and Triad MLS chair have provided the experience to effectively communicate, govern and serve our constituency. Representation on the National Association of REALTORS Land Use, Property Rights and Environmental Committee coupled with my decades of service in the local sector with Zoning boards, the Winston Salem Forsyth County Utilities Commission (15 years), and Forsyth County Board of Equalization and Review, adds important perspective.

Serving on almost every Winston Salem Regional Association of REALTORS local committees, and on NC REALTORS committees including: NC REALTORS Board of Directors (14 years), NC REALTORS PAC trustee (14 years), Legislative (12 years), Finance and Budget (8 years), NC Homeowners Alliance Board, Bylaws, Forms, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Governance Task Force, Executive, and RCA Board of Governors (chair) positions me to harness in-depth knowledge of our past and present as we continually explore future opportunities and challenges.

I hope to work with all members of the NCR Executive Team toward “Building Bridges that last 100 Years.” In addition, keeping our Region 6 members informed about regional and NCR issues and gathering feedback are of paramount importance to achieving our goals.


a member of NC REALTORS for 43 years, it is an honor for me to be involved in all aspects of our industry. The position of region 6 Regional Vice President presents an opportunity to serve, and previous skills and knowledge as an NCR Director, a past WSRAR President and Triad MLS chair have provided the experience to effectively communicate, govern and serve our constituency. Representation on the National Association of REALTORS Land Use, Property Rights and Environmental Committee coupled with my decades of service in the local sector with Zoning boards, the Winston Salem Forsyth County Utilities Commission (15 years), and Forsyth County Board of Equalization and Review, adds important perspective. Serving on almost every Winston Salem Regional Association of REALTORS local committees, and on NC REALTORS committees including: NC REALTORS Board of Directors (14 years), NC REALTORS PAC trustee (14 years), Legislative (12 years), Finance and Budget (8 years), NC Homeowners Alliance Board, Bylaws, Forms, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Governance Task Force, Executive, and RCA Board of Governors (chair) positions me to harness in-depth knowledge of our past and present as we continually explore future opportunities and challenges. I hope to work with all members of the NCR Executive Team toward “Building Bridges that last 100 Years.” In addition, keeping our Region 6 members informed about regional and NCR issues and gathering feedback are of paramount importance to achieving our goals. REGION 8
Aric B. Beals
GRI
Canopy Realtor® Association

I am a North Carolina native raised in Cary, graduated from UNC- Chapel Hill and have resided in Charlotte during my 30 plus years in Real Estate with Berryhill Realty Co.  I specialize in the professional management of commercial and residential property.

Highlights of my experience include serving in Charlotte on our local Board of Directors twice and being named Realtor of the Year in 2010.  I have served as a member and chaired the Real Estate Building Industry Coalition (REBIC).  On the state level, I have served as NCR PMD chair on two different occasions, served on NCR BOD for many years, and previously served on NCR Executive Committee.

My interest outside of business primarily relate around my children.  My son should graduate in May of 2023 with a Business degree in Management from Appalachian State.  He hopes to continue his studies at a Presbyterian related Seminary to become a minister.  My daughter graduates from High School this year and in Fall of 2022 will enroll at NC State University beginning work on a Computer Engineering degree.  Since February 2019, I have served as the Committee Chair for BSA Troop 233, an all-female troop, where my daughter recently obtained her Eagle Scout rank, after her brother earned his Eagle Scout rank in 2019.  Additionally, I am active in my current & former church where I have served as a Deacon, Elder, Sunday School teacher, Cemetery Endowment Treasurer, & various committees.

I look forward to the opportunity to serve again as an RVP for Region 8 and service on the NCR Executive Committee.


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David Noyes
C2EX, e-Pro
Hendersonville Board of REALTORS®

I have a passion for real estate sales and marketing and for helping my clients and peers achieve their real estate goals.

I have been in the real estate profession since 2001 starting in Lansing, Michigan. My wife, Victoria, and I moved to just outside of Asheville in 2003. Over the years I have been a forward-thinking marketer, practicing the most effective ways to position my clients’ properties for sale. When I first became a broker-in-charge I learned that serving other REALTORS® and building professional relationships is just as important as serving my clients. As a BIC, I instruct new agents and coach experienced brokers to elevate their careers.

I joined the Western NC Regional MLS Board of Directors and learned what serving my REALTOR® community is all about. Since then, I have been involved in MLS leadership and REALTOR® associations at the local, state and national levels. I served in these varying capacities over the years in an effort to move the real estate profession forward and to create a better experience for the REALTOR® and, in the end, the consumer.

I served as President of the Hendersonville Board of REALTORS® in 2020, and currently serve on the Board of Directors for Canopy MLS, as a Director for NC REALTORS®, Director for HBOR, and on the MLS Issues and Policies Committee at NAR.  I was recognized as the 2017 Realtor® of the Year by the Hendersonville Board of REALTORS® for my service in the REALTOR® community, and am a graduate of the NC REALTORS® William C Bass Leadership Academy Class of 2019. Additionally, I am a  regular investor in RPAC.


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Leslie Williams
ABR, AHWD, CIPS, CRS, PSA, WHS, C2EX, SFR
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

I have been the owner and managing broker of Leslie Williams Realty Group located in Raleigh, North Carolina since 2011.  I hold ABR, AWHD, CIPS, CRS, PSA, SFR and WHS real estate certifications. In addition to an MBA, I am a licensed real estate instructor.  I have 30+ years of experience in sales, marketing, and customer service management in print and internet media.

I have served in a variety of leadership and committee roles at my local, state, and national associations.  I am currently the 2022 President of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®, and serve on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and is the Law and Policy Liaison for the National Association of REALTORS®.

I have dedicated 12 years working in our industry and volunteering in various capacities on multiple committees and organizations including but not limited to: RPAC, NAR Law and Policy Liaison, NAR Fair Housing Committee, Triangle Leadership Academy, and in her community with Raleigh Habitat Family Selection Committee. In 2021, I  was honored in Congressional Record by Congress Women Debra Ross. In the same year I was also awarded RPAC Chairman of the Year, Committee Member of the Year, and recognized with the Regional Service Award all by NC REALTORS.

I have been married to my husband Tim Williams for the past 30 years.  We have two children, Cory (21) and Cali (17).  My passions are serving the community, volunteerism, mentoring others, fighting for private property rights and homeownership for all.  I strive to lead through excellence and always keep in mind my favorite quote, “Focus on the good.  The rest is someone else’s responsibility.”



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