Salisbury, MD – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) held its annual Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.

Nearly 80 REALTOR® and affiliate members, state elected officials, and local elected officials attended the event, held in the Flanders Room. Attendees enjoyed a hearty Eastern Shore breakfast while listening to guest speakers Eastern Shore Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison for Gov. Larry Hogan’s Office Bunky Luffman, Sen. Adelaide Eckardt, Sen. Jim Mathias, Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes, Del. Chris Adams, Del. Johnny Mautz, Del. Charles Otto, Del. Carl Anderton, and Del. Mary Beth Carozza. The elected officials provided an update on what they accomplished during the 2017 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly and their goals for the interim and next year.

The legislators also answered questions from the audience on topics such as the proposed offshore wind projects in Ocean City and Internet access issues in Somerset County.

“The talks were very informative and we appreciate our elected officials taking the time out of their busy schedules to have breakfast with us,” said CAR President Don Bailey. “It is imperative that all citizens, regardless of their profession, be engaged in the political process. We elect these fine representatives and they depend on their constituents who are on the ground to give them direction and communicate their needs and issues. Particularly as real estate professionals, we see legislation every single year that impacts our industry and our future, therefore it’s critical that we stay involved.”

Two door prizes were awarded at the event. Austin Whitehead, a REALTOR® with Whitehead Real Estate Executives in Salisbury, won a $200 Visa gift card courtesy of CAR. Alice Fisher, a REALTOR® with Long & Foster Real Estate in Salisbury, won a $200 gift card to Sello’s Italian Oven & Bar in West Ocean City, courtesy of Real Estate Title & Escrow.

The event was sponsored in part by the Maryland Association of REALTORS®.

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More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

Coastal Association of REALTORS® is the leading local advocacy group in the real estate industry on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Coastal REALTORS® works in partnership with its members to promote home ownership and preserve, protect, and advocate private property rights. The organization supports 1,000 REALTORS® who serve Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.

For more information on Coastal REALTORS®, visit The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.

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