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Political Advocacy

HBA PAC (CBBT) Endorses Candidates

Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow (CBBT), is the PAC of the HBA and has endorsed these candidates for local municipal elections in our area. Candidates were endorsed following an interview process about their views on issues affecting the residential building industry and community development. Read more about the candidates below – and be sure…

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Election Day April 6 – 2021

Good Government Candidates April 2021

April 6, 2021 is an important election for Springfield and many surrounding communities. The Springfield Good Government Committee – a partnership between the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield – has endorsed candidates for Springfield City Council.

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Springfield Good Government Committee Endorsements

Springfield Good Government Committee to recruits, trains, endorses and supports candidates for nonpartisan races for Springfield City Council. The Springfield Good Government Committee has endorsed the following candidate for the April 6 election: Ken McClure, Mayor Matt Simpson, Zone 4 Heather Hardinger, General Seat A Brent Brown, General Seat B We will be sharing additional…

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Greene County Presiding Commissioner Candidate Bob Dixon

The HBA Political & Legislative Advocacy committee routinely meets with and interviews political candidates. This month, they met with Bob Dixon, candidate for Greene County Presiding Commissioner. Next month, the committee plans to meet with Bob Cirtin.  

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Peter Kinder visits with HBA Members

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder visited with HBA members this week. During this visit, Lt. Governor Kinder, who is currently campaigning to become the Republican candidate for Governor of Missouri,  summarized what he has accomplished during his political career. In addition, he laid out some of his goals and how they would affect the housing industry, should he…

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May 2016 HBA Membership Event – Directory and Advocacy

Thank you to everyone that attended the HBA membership event this month! Everyone walked away with a brand-new HBA Membership Directory and a better understanding of what advocacy is and why it matters to everyone! A special thank you to Representative Kevin Austin and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Cirtin for helping with our activities.…

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HBA Meets with Senator Wasson and Representative Hough

During the HBA Political and Legislative Advocacy committee meeting on December 17, we were joined by State Senator Jay Wasson and State Representative Lincoln Hough to discuss the upcoming Legislative Session beginning January 6, 2016. Priorities that each legislative body will be working on include: transportation infrastructure fixes, ethics reform, the state budget, and a…

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A Commissioner, Senator and Representative Walk into a Bar

What happens when a Commissioner, a Senator, and a Representative all walk into a bar? Okay, the title was definitely meant to get your attention, but our advocacy and membership event was a lot of fun last Tuesday night. We were joined by Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Cirtin, State Senator Jay Wasson, and State…

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VOTE on April 7th, 2015 – Average Voter Turnout 9-15%

Once again another election is upon us. With the average turnout for municipal elections between 9%-15%, it seems that most voters don’t care. Unfortunately, that is the wrong attitude. In fact, local officials have more impact on your daily lives than you might realize. They determine regulations for business, ordinances that govern its citizens, and…

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Fire… Fire… Sprinklers Dampen Your Business

Ok, so I tricked you, but the government tricks you all the time. So read this and you could save thousands, literally. A few years ago, your HBA led the fight against legislation requiring mandatory fire sprinkler installation in all new homes across Missouri. This would have increased new home costs thousands of dollars and…

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HBA Enhances Governmental Affairs and Political Advocacy with New Addition

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield has taken steps toward the future with the addition of Miles Ross to the team. When Jennifer McClure retired in March, Ross and his firm stepped in to help the HBA with political advocacy and governmental affairs. Miles Ross has a long history in politics, construction and business,…

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The Fast Pitch to Builders at Vesta Precast was a Hit – CBBT

Some people like to refer to this event as a “Membership Version of Speed Dating” and if you participated you now understand why. Associates were allotted five minutes to talk to builders and let them know a little about themselves and their company before the whistle blew and everyone moved to the next station. Lots…

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