GNIAR RPAC Trustees interviewed a number of local candidates on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  Trustees are responsible for endorsing pro-REALTOR® candidates seeking office in Northwest Indiana.  After a long day of interviews, the RPAC Trustees have made decisions as to who they are supporting. 

  • Kyle Allen, Sr Lake County Commissioner – District 1 $ 2000
  • Jon Snyder Porter County Assessor $ 1000
  • Eldon Strong Lake County Council – District 7 $ 1000
  • Jerome Prince Lake County Assessor $ 1000
  • David Hamm Lake County Council – District 1 $ 1000
  • John Petalas Lake County Auditor $ 2000
  • Vicki Urbanik Porter County Auditor $ 2000
  • Jeremy Rivas Porter County Council – District 2 $ 500
  • Dan Dernulc Lake County Council – District 4 $ 1000

Total $11,500

The RPAC Trustees is comprised of trained RPAC investor GNIAR REALTOR® or Affiliate members who have a history of being engaged in the political process, are unbiased and represent various communities and unincorporated areas throughout the GNIAR territory.

RPAC Trustee members serve a three term (four years if a term includes a non-election year) and are appointed by the GNIAR President. Each member must participate in ½ day training and commit to being available for candidate interviews for both the spring and fall election cycles. The number of daylong interviews is dependent on the number of candidates filing for election and the number of “hotly” contested races as determined by the Trustees. 

Your 2018 RPAC Trustees

2018 Chair Megan Cecil 2018 thru 2021

2018 Vice Chair Denise Little 2018 thru 2021

Member Brenda Miley 2018 thru 2021

Member Donna Zisoff 2017 thru 2020

Member Saba Mohammed 2017 thru 2020

Member Jay Harrigan 2017 thru 2020

Member Nina Wiseman 2016 thru 2019

Member Jay Mayden 2016 thru 2019

Member Chuck Dellorto 2016 thru 2019

Member Iris Reeves 2015 thru 2018

Member BruceAnn Singleton 2015 thru 2018

Member Claudia Miller 2015 thru 2018


For questions concerning Government Affairs, please contact Joe Wszolek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 219-795-3600.

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency requires real estate brokers and managing brokers to complete continuing education every year. As REALTORS® you must complete Code of Ethics as well. See below for details, deadlines & explanation. 

Real estate brokers requirements include:

  • 12 hours of CE between July 1 - June 30 each year
  • No mandatory or elective credits
  • License renewal occurs every three years 

Real estate managing brokers requirements include:

  • 12 hours of CE between July 1 - June 30 each year
  • 4 credits of your 12 must be managing broker credit approved courses
  • License renewal occurs every three years 
    • Upcoming renewal deadline (June 30, 2017)
    • See calendar for latest class schedule (look for MGBRCR)
    • Online CE option, discount codes available

New real estate licensees (licensed on or after July 1, 2014):

  • Must complete a 30-Hour Post Licensing Course within two years of obtaining license
  • Example for further clarification: Jim’s broker license was issued on August 15, 2014. He has until August 15, 2016 to complete the 30 hours of post licensing education. He was initially licensed in the July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 CE year. He is not required to complete regular continuing education during this year. The next two (2) CE years (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 and July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017), he is also not required to complete the regular continuing education. The first CE year that he will have to complete regular continuing education is the July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 CE year. Jim will need to complete 12 hours of CE between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 and each year to follow.


Code of Ethics requirements:

  • REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within four-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. 
  • The next cycle will end Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Future cycles will include more frequency.
    • January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018
    • January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020

GNIAR offers in-person continuing education classes, designation courses & training throughout the year. Click here to view our calendar. We also have a partnership with an online CE provider, the CE Shop. To view online courses, click here


The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to protect and promote homeownership and property investment. The REALTOR® Party speaks with one voice to advance candidates and public policies that build strong communities and promote a vibrant business environment.

Locally, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on our daily lives and it’s for this reason the GNIAR RPAC Trustees have taken great care in deciding which candidates to endorse and financially support. 

They met and interviewed candidates in multiple races throughout our six (6) county territory of Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, Starke and Pulaski counties.  Those they have chosen to endorse and financially support for re-election/election in the 2016 General Election on November 8, 2016 are as follows:

Lake County Commissioner, District 2
Gerry Scheub (Incumbent) - $3,000 (Primary) $2,000 (General)

Lake County Commissioner, District 3
Mike Repay (REALTOR®, Incumbent) - $3,000 (Primary) $500 (General)

Porter County Council-at-Large
Dan Whitten (Incumbent) - $2,000 (General)

Jasper County Commissioner
District 2 Kendell Culp (Incumbent) - $1,500 (General)

Pulaski County Commissioner
District 1 Derrick Stalbaum - $1,000 (General)


You have the power to create change! Join your fellow REALTORS® & the REALTOR® Party and make your voice heard.

Encourage your clients to take an active role in the political process as well.

Voter registration & review candidates here.