Protecting your piece of Texas since 1972.

For more than four decades, the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) has provided a powerful voice to protect the needs of real estate professionals and individual property owners ranging from homeowners and land owners to developers and commercial property owners and brokers. Voice for Texas is the consumer outreach arm of TREPAC.

TREPACTREPAC is a voluntary, nonprofit organization, and the voluntary investments we receive go toward supporting the issues that directly affect Texas property owners. At the end of the day, we know it?s not realistic or financially feasible for you to contribute to every candidate or campaign. By investing in TREPAC, however, you can make a singular investment that has a direct impact on the political process to ensure your voice is heard in a powerful way.

We specifically use these voluntary investments to elect the local, state and national candidates and officials that have a record of preserving your private-property rights and supporting the real estate industry. As a political action committee, TREPAC complies with all state and federal campaign contribution laws.


TREPAC Leadership


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Kenya Burell-VanWormer, TREPAC Chairman

Kenya Burrell is a sixth generation Texan, and native Houstonian. She has been actively involved in real estate for 14 years, with a focus in residential real estate, new home construction and sales/marketing management.

In 2006, she earned her CIPS in Paris, France in an effort to better serve her international clientele. (Certified International Property Specialist)

The protection of private property rights, and advocating for better public policies, are the reasons that she is involved in the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) for the Texas Association of Realtors.

She currently serves on the board of directors for the Houston Association of Realtors Executive Committee as the 2015 Second Vice Chair and is the Texas Association of Realtors TREPAC Chair.

As an active member of the community, Kenya is involved in supporting the arts by serving on the board of directors for the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, and volunteers in local schools.

HAR is the largest trade association in Houston and the second largest local Realtor® association in the country. HAR connects home sellers, buyers and renters with Realtors®

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Michael Detrick, Voice for Texas Advisory Committee Chairman

A native of Wichita Falls, Michael Detrick has been a licensed Texas real estate broker since 1995. He owns and operates an independent real estate brokerage firm in Wichita Falls and is also involved in commercial real estate development. With strong ties to the oil and gas industry, Michael is managing partner of an oilfield service business. He is a 1984 cum laude graduate of Midwestern State University with BA in Political Science and past president of Wichita Falls Crimestoppers and the Northwest Texas Council Boy Scouts of America.



Christine Seidel, Past Chairman

Christine Seidel is from New Braunfels and has been serving the real estate community since 1999. She and her husband currently own their company, Seidel Properties. At Siedel Properties, Christine specializes in residential sales, resort invested properties and management and industrial warehouse leasing.