TEXPAC-Endorsed Candidates to Be Strong Advocates for Medicine
By Jennifer Perkins


The hard-fought general election is finally upon us.  

Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, and ends Friday, Oct. 30. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association’s nonpartisan political arm, has endorsed candidates from all levels of elected office across Texas.

TEXPAC’s multistep evaluation and endorsement process ensures candidates are thoroughly vetted and that they will be active, strong advocates for medicine in Congress and the legislature, fair arbiters in the judiciary. 

"Politicians can determine the future of the practice of medicine in Texas," said Brad Patt, MD, chair of TEXPAC. "We must help elect those who understand the practice of medicine should be in the hands of doctors who are responsible for their patients."

You may print TEXPAC’s endorsed candidates list and bring it to the polls to ensure you’re voting for the candidates you intend to select. 

Beyond wearing a mask and social distancing, here’s what you need to know to vote in person: 

  • If your voter registration card has not arrived in the mail, visit the secretary of state’s website to double-check if you are registered to vote. If you are not registered, unfortunately it is too late to participate in the general election, but please register to vote in the next primary election in March 2022. 
  • During early voting, you can vote at any location in your home county where you see a "VOTE HERE" sign. Find early voting locations and polling location hours online.
  • You will need to bring an acceptable form of a valid photo ID, or one of the alternate supporting forms of ID. 

For those eligible to vote by mail, follow these instructions on the secretary of state’s website. The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is Oct. 23, and ballots must be received by Nov. 3.

Last Updated On

October 22, 2020

Originally Published On

October 12, 2020

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Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins, a native Texan and University of Texas Longhorn, has worked in politics, public affairs, and advocacy for more than two decades, covering a litany of subject areas and a number of states, using a marketing-oriented communications style as informed by her MBA. Jennifer has two dogs, is a college football fanatic, loves to entertain, and prefers to be outdoors..

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