Division of Advocacy

The Division of Advocacy directs the association's legislative and political programs, including seeking sponsors and obtaining support for bills to be enacted, working for the passage or defeat of state and federal legislation, and supporting state and federal candidates to public office. 

The division coordinates physician and alliance member education and participation in legislative issues and political races, manages TEXPAC campaign contributions, and organizes direct physician and alliance contact with elected officials.

Contact: Clayton Stewart, Vice President, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1365 (512) 370-1365

Legislative Affairs

  • Coordinates TMA's legislative program.
  • Lobbies legislative policies adopted by the House of Delegates before the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress.

Contact:  Michelle Romero, Associate Vice President, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1367, (512) 370-1367
Contact: Matt Dowling, Director, (800) 880-1300 ext. 1360, (512) 370-1360
Contact: Caitlin Flanders, Director, (800) 880-1300 ext. 1350, (512) 370-1350
Contact:  Ben Wright, Director, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1355, (512) 370-1355

Political Education

  • Coordinates Texas Medical Association Political Action Committee (TEXPAC), a nonpartisan political action committee that provides financial support and grassroots organization on behalf of candidates for public office.
  • Promotes political involvement of TEXPAC members in state and federal elections.
  • Strives to enhance awareness of political and legislative issues affecting the delivery of quality health care and public health in general.

Contact: Christine Mojezati, Director, (800) 880-1300, ext. 1361 (512) 370-1361
Contact: Paige Abney, Coordinator (800) 880-1300, ext. 1363 (512) 370-1363

Last Updated On

July 27, 2022

Originally Published On

March 23, 2010