What’s a bipartisan PAC doing in an election cycle like this? Why, just what we’ve always done — supporting candidates who stand up for patients and medicine. With strong personal backing from physicians around the state and locally, State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) earned TEXPAC’s endorsement in the race for lieutenant governor, and Libby Willis (D-Fort Worth) picked up our approval for the open Senate District 10 seat. Those were the two most high-profile races in which TEXPAC issued formal endorsements this month. See the full list on the TEXPAC website. If you’re not registered to vote, be sure to sign up by Oct. 6 to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 elections.
- “We know Dan will fight to increase graduate medical education funding so more medical students can finish their residency training in Texas,” TEXPAC Board Chair Jerry Hunsaker, MD, said about Senator Patrick. “We also can count on him to support the development of physician-led teams to provide high-quality health care to Texans. In addition we know he will work hard to ensure physicians get paid in a fair and timely manner.”
- Of Ms. Willis, TEXPAC District Chair Rob Rogers, MD, a Fort Worth allergist, said, “We are confident Libby will work to protect the vitally important patient-physician relationship in Texas, keeping the government, big insurance, and other parties out of physicians’ exam rooms.”