AGC'S BUILD PAC
The state’s premier commercial construction political action committee, AGC's BUILD PAC supports state and local government candidates and issues affecting the construction industry.
AGC’s BUILD PAC pools the generous contributions of
construction-industry members for maximum impact.
AGC's BUILD PAC helps to fund the campaigns of pro-construction candidates for local, legislative and statewide offices, and support ballot measures favorable to the industry and oppose those that are not.
Public officials who understand the importance of the construction industry to the state's economy rarely just happen along. Individuals willing to serve who are able and willing to advocate our industry viewpoints must be encouraged and supported. This support includes financial assistance in their elections.Your participation is vital!
Before making campaign funding decisions, the PAC’s Senior Council carefully considers the recommendations of AGC volunteers who interview candidates, the candidates’ answers to a questionnaire, and the vote records of incumbents.
Why does construction need a PAC?
AGC's BUILD PAC provides contractors with an opportunity to influence state and local elections from a position of collective strength. Our lobbyists are highly regarded for their advocacy efforts on behalf of the commercial construction industry. They successfully educate policymakers on the effect of proposals on contractors, and strategically influence the development of legislation and regulations. But that’s only half the battle. The other half is electing policymakers who will give the construction industry a fair shake in the first place, and passing ballot measures that support a sound business environment. And that’s where AGC's BUILD PAC comes in.
A well-funded PAC allows us to support and retain incumbents and elect new candidates to office who will champion critical, construction-related needs. Our opponents on important construction issues are powerful. They spend big money to elect candidates that don’t share our concerns and also fight our efforts to protect the construction industry.
Jerry VanderWood AGC Chief Lobbyist 360.352.5000
AGC’s BUILD PAC 410 11th Avenue SE, Olympia WA 98501
AGC’s BUILD PAC is managed by an eight-member senior council, consisting of the first vice president of AGC of Washington; the immediate past president of AGC of Washington; the chairman of the AGC of Washington's Government Affairs Council; AGC’s BUILD PAC representative to the AGC of America PAC; and four at-large members.
2017 BUILD PAC Senior Council members
Chair: Brett Ferullo, Northwest Construction (AGC’s BUILD PAC representative to AGC of America PAC)
Vice Chair: Sean Woerman, Lydig Construction Company
Dan Absher, Absher Construction Company
Ross Pouley, AECOM (AGC Government Affairs Council chair)
Frank Imhof, IMCO General Construction
Max Kuney, Max J. Kuney Co. (at-large)
Nancy Munro, MidMountain Contractors, Inc.
Melia Preedy, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker
David D’Hondt, AGC Executive Vice President
Jake Jacobson, Osborne Construction
Secretary-Treasurer: Jerry VanderWood, Chief Lobbyist
Michele Willms, AGC Government Affairs Associate
WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT
AGC's BUILD PAC?
Take a look at this YouTube video, where AGC members share, in their own words, why our united support of our industry through AGC's BUILD PAC is so important. Together, we can and do make a difference for our industry.
AGC's BUILD PAC is pleased to be supporting these candidates in the current election cycle!
MAKE A CONTRIBUTION
Click here for information on making an on-line or mailed contribution.
THANK YOU, SUPPORTERS!
Click here for the most current list of contributors to AGC’s BUILD PAC.
Click here for information on the finances of AGC’s BUILD PAC.
Click here to see bylaws for AGC’s BUILD PAC.
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS
There are limits on how much PACs and individuals can contribute to campaigns.
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