TEXPAC Releases Slate for March 4 Primaries

The Texas Medical Association's political arm is giving TMA a running start in next year's battles to protect patients and their physicians, TEXPAC Chair Jerry Hunsaker, MD, says.

TEXPAC released a list of 125 endorsed candidates for the March 4 party primaries.

"TMA has a great record of advocating for patients," Dr. Hunsaker said. "But it's not because we walk over to the Capitol and win just because we're right. We win only because of all the work that goes on at election time."

The endorsed slate of candidates includes six TMA member physicians and one TMA Alliance member.

"I strongly encourage you to get out and vote, and vote for these excellent candidates," Dr. Hunsaker said. "We have a great slate of men and women committed to working with TMA to improve care for all of our patients."

The TEXPAC-endorsed candidates for the March 4 party primaries are:

Statewide
For U.S. senator: John Cornyn (R)
For governor: Greg Abbott (R) (open seat)
For lieutenant governor: David Dewhurst (R)
For attorney general: Dan Branch (R) (open seat)
For comptroller of public accounts: Harvey Hilderbran (R) (open seat)

Supreme Court of Texas
Chief Justice: Nathan Hecht (R)
Place 6: Jeff Brown  (R)
Place 7: Jeffrey Boyd  (R)
Place 8: Phil Johnson  (R)

Courts of Appeals
Third Court of Appeals (Austin), Place 2: Jeff Rose (R)
Ninth Court of Appeals (Beaumont), Place 3: Leanne Johnson (R)

Texas Senate
SD 1: Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler)
SD 2: Bob Deuell, MD (R-Greenville)
SD 3: Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville)
SD 4: Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) (open seat)
SD 10: Mark Shelton, MD (R-Fort Worth) (open seat)
SD 14: Kirk Watson (D-Austin)
SD 15: John Whitmire (D-Houston)
SD 16: John Carona (R-Dallas)
SD 17: Joan Huffman (R-Houston)
SD 23: Royce West (D-Dallas)
SD 25: Donna Campbell, MD (R-New Braunfels)
SD 31: Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo)

Texas House of Representatives
HD 4: Lance Gooden (R-Athens)
HD 6: Skip Ogle (R-Tyler) (challenger)
HD 8: Byron Cook (R-Corsicana)
HD 9: Chris Paddie (R-Marshall)
HD 11: Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches)
HD 12: Kyle Kacal (R-Pearland)
HD 13: Lois Kolkorst (R-Brenham)
HD 14: John Raney (R-Bryan)
HD 15: Bruce Tough (R-The Woodlands) (open seat)
HD 18: John Otto (R-Dayton)
HD 20: Marsha Farney (R-Georgetown)
HD 22: Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont)
HD 24: Greg Bonnen, MD (R-Friendswood)
HD 25: Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton)
HD 27: Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City)
HD 28: John Zerwas, MD (R-Richmond)
HD 30: Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria)
HD 31: Ryan Guillen (R-Rio Grande City)
HD 32: Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi)
HD 34: Abel Herrero (D-Robstown)
HD 35: Oscar Longoria (D-Mission)
HD 36: Sergio Muñoz (D-Palmview)
HD 37: Rene Oliveira (D-Brownsville)
HD 38: Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville)
HD 39: Mando Martinez (D-Weslaco)
HD 40: Terry Canales (D-Edinburg)
HD 41: Bobby Guerra (D-Mission)
HD 42: Richard Raymond (D-Laredo)
HD 43: J.M. Lozano (R-Kingsville)
HD 44: John Kuempel (R-Seguin)
HD 46: Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin)
HD 47: Paul Workman (R-Austin)
HD 48: Donna Howard (D-Austin)
HD 49: Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin)
HD 51: Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin)
HD 52: Larry Gonzales (R-Round Rock)
HD 53: Rob Henneke (R-Kerrville) (open seat)
HD 54: Jimme Don Aycock (R-Killeen)
HD 55: Ralph Sheffield (R-Temple)
HD 57: Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin)
HD 59: J.D. Sheffield, DO (R-Gatesville)
HD 60: Jim Keffer (R-Eastland)
HD 64: Myra Crownover (R-Denton)
HD 66: Glenn Callison (R-Plano) (open seat)
HD 70: Scott Sanford (R-McKinney)
HD 71: Susan King (R-Abilene)
HD 72: Drew Darby (R-San Angelo)
HD 73: Doug Miller (R-New Braunfels)
HD 74: Poncho Nevarez (D-Eagle Pass)
HD 75: Mary Gonzalez (D-Clint)
HD 76: Naomi Gonzalez (D-El Paso)
HD 77: Marisa Marquez (D-El Paso)
HD 78: Joe Moody (D-El Paso)
HD 79: Joe Pickett (D-El Paso)
HD 80: Tracy King (D-Batesville)
HD 81: Austin Keith (R-Odessa) (open seat)
HD 82: Tom Craddick (R-Midland)
HD 85: Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton)
HD 86: John Smithee (R-Amarillo)
HD 87: Four Price (R-Amarillo)
HD 88: Ken King (R-Canadian)
HD 90: Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth)
HD 92: Andy Cargile (R-Hurst) (challenger)
HD 94: Diane Patrick (R-Arlington)
HD 95: Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth)
HD 99: Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth)
HD 100: Eric Johnson (D-Dallas)
HD 101: Chris Turner (D-Arlington)
HD 103: Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas)
HD 104: Roberto Alonzo (D-Dallas)
HD 107: Ken Sheets (R-Dallas)
HD 109: Helen Giddings (D-Dallas)
HD 110: Toni Rose (D-Dallas)
HD 111: Yvonne Davis (D-Dallas)
HD 112: Angie Chen Button (R-Garland)
HD 114: Jason Villalba (R-Dallas)
HD 115: Bennett Ratliff (R-Coppell)
HD 116: Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio)
HD 117: Philip Cortez (D-San Antonio)
HD 118: Joe Farias (D-San Antonio)
HD 119: Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio)
HD 120: Ruth Jones McClendon (D-San Antonio)
HD 121: Joe Straus (R-San Antonio)
HD 122: Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio)
HD 123: Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio)
HD 125: Justin Rodriguez (D-San Antonio)
HD 127: Dan Huberty (R-Houston)
HD 128: Wayne Smith (R-Baytown)
HD 131: Alma Allen (D-Houston)
HD 133: Jim Murphy (R-Houston)
HD 134: Sarah Davis (R-West University Place)
HD 136: Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park)
HD 137: Gene Wu (D-Houston)
HD 139: Sylvester Turner (D-Houston)
HD 140: Armando Walle (D-Houston)
HD 141: Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston)
HD 142: Harold Dutton (D-Houston)
HD 143: Ana Hernandez Luna (D-Houston)
HD 144: Mary Ann Perez (D-Houston)
HD 145: Carol Alvarado (D-Houston)
HD 146: Borris Miles (D-Houston)
HD 147: Garnet Coleman (D-Houston)
HD 148: Jessica Farrar (D-Houston)
HD 149: Hubert Vo (D-Houston)

The Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee (TEXPAC) is a bipartisan political action committee of TMA and affiliated with the American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC) for congressional contribution purposes only. Its goal is to support and elect pro-medicine candidates on both the federal and state levels. Voluntary contributions by individuals to TEXPAC should be written on personal checks. Funds attributed to individuals or professional associations (PAs) that would exceed legal contribution limits will be placed in the TEXPAC administrative account to support political education activities. Contributions are not limited to the suggested amounts. TEXPAC will not favor or disadvantage anyone based on the amounts or failure to make contributions. Contributions are subject to the prohibitions and limitations of the Federal Election Campaign Act. 

Contributions or gifts to TEXPAC or any CMS PAC are not deductible as charitable contributions or business expenses for federal income tax purposes.

Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. To satisfy this regulation, please include your occupation and employer information. Contributions from a practice business account must disclose the name of the practice and the allocation of contributions for each contributing owner. Should you have any questions, call TEXPAC at (512) 370-1361.

Paid for by the Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee, 401 W. 15th St. Austin, TX 78701.


Action, Feb. 3, 2014


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