TEXPAC Endorses Candidates for March Primary Elections
By Brent Annear

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TEXPAC, the political arm of the Texas Medical Association, today announced the physician group’s endorsements for the March party primary elections.

“Top to bottom, TEXPAC selects the candidates — of both parties — who will support Texas physicians and our patients,” said TEXPAC Board Chair Robert Rogers, MD, of Fort Worth.

The endorsement list includes five candidates for statewide office including governor, 11 candidates for the Texas Senate, 116 running for the Texas House, and 11 seeking judicial seats.

“Our members review candidates thoroughly to choose those whom we wish to back with the powerful TEXPAC name, based on our four-step endorsement process,” said Dr. Rogers. “Perhaps most important are the recommendations of local physician leaders and TEXPAC spouses who have personal working relationships with the candidates, whether longtime incumbents or fresh faces to Texas politics.”

Notable incumbents receiving the doctors’ support include physician-senators Donna Campbell, MD (R-New Braunfels); and Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown); and physician-representatives Greg Bonnen, MD (R-Friendswood); Tom Oliverson, MD (R-Cypress); J.D. Sheffield, DO (R-Gatesville); and John Zerwas, MD (R-Richmond); as well as all statewide incumbents seeking reelection. TEXPAC is endorsing Rep. Cindy Burkett (R-Sunnyvale), in her race for Texas Senate District 2.

TEXPAC is evaluating several other races, and might make additional endorsements for the March primaries.

The list of 2018 endorsements can be found TEXPAC's website.

Last Updated On

January 17, 2018

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Brent Annear is TMA’s director of media relations and PR. He joined TMA in 2001 after working two decades in television news. Brent and his team share TMA’s mission and vision with the world through news releases, blog and social media posts, and videos. He is a University of Texas graduate who hails from Minnesota. Brent is married and has two stepsons. He enjoys photography, golf, travel, volunteering and woodworking projects, and he is a private pilot. 

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