A Realtor in Dubuque, Iowa, and her husband, a salesman who was on active military duty in the Middle East last year, were featured during the Republican National Convention this week as examples of tax-cut beneficiaries.

Lorie Foley, a Realtor with American Realty-GMAC Real Estate in Dubuque, Iowa, and her husband, Greg, a salesman for Crescent Electric who spent six months in Egypt on a peace-time mission last year, were one of three Midwest couples who were featured for the benefits they have realized through federal tax-relief measures.

The Foleys, who saved $2,200 on their taxes this year, “plan to use their tax savings to do some home improvements,” according to an announcement by the 2004 Republican National Convention committee. They benefit from an increased “child tax credit, marriage penalty relief, and the new 10 percent tax bracket. If Congress fails to make the tax relief permanent, their taxes will go up $1,000 in 2005,” the announcement states.

Foley, a member of the Dubuque Board of Realtors, works in an office with about 30 Realtors. Don’t tell Republican convention organizers: Her office is situated on John F. Kennedy Road in Dubuque.

Christine and Mark Seeley, a couple from Prairie du Chien, Wis., and Audra and Brian van Haren of Grand Rapids, Mich., were also featured during the convention as beneficiaries of tax-relief programs. Christine and Audra are stay-at-home moms, while Mark is an athletic trainer and Brian is a plumber who formerly served in the Navy aboard the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier.


Send tips or a Letter to the Editor to glenn@inman.com or call (510) 658-9252, ext. 137.

Show Comments Hide Comments
Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription