TEXPAC Hosts First Forum for All Prospective 2010 U.S. Senate Candidates

For Immediate Release
Oct. 13, 2009

Pam Udall
Phone: (512) 370-1382
Cell: (512) 413-6807
Pam Udall

David Reynolds - TEXPAC
Phone: (512) 370-1365
Cell: (512)
David Reynolds

Brent Annear
Phone: (512) 370-1381
Cell: (512) 656-7320
Brent Annear




Very little mudslinging, a good bit of humor, and plenty of respect for physicians marked the first forum for all six prospective candidates for the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Texas. Hosted by the Texas Medical Association's political action committee, TEXPAC, and moderated by former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff, the forum gave the four men and two women the chance to share their views on health system reform, Washington politics, and other key issues. The race will be to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is expected to resign soon to campaign full-time for governor. All six candidates who have filed campaign committees with the Federal Election Commission participated in the event.

  • WHAT:  2010 U.S. Senate candidates' forum
  • WHEN:  Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, 7 pm
  • WHERE: Westin Stonebriar Hotel, 1549 Legacy Dr., Frisco, Texas

Each candidate was asked to present his or her qualifications and positions on health care reform and other key federal issues of interest to Texas voters. The six candidates who participated were:

  • Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones
  • State Sen. Florence Shapiro (R-Plano)
  • Former Texas Comptroller John Sharp
  • Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams
  • Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams
  • Houston Mayor Bill White

The candidate forum coincided with TMA's state political training workshop for physicians. Only TMA members and members of the news media will be allowed to attend.

TEXPAC speaks on behalf of more than 44,000 Texas physicians and medical students, and nearly 8,000 alliance members. Organized in 1962, TEXPAC is one of the oldest political action committees in Texas. TEXPAC also is one of the largest bipartisan PACs in the state and ranks first in size among other state medical association PACs.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 44,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA's key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

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Last Updated On

May 06, 2016

Originally Published On

March 24, 2010

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