Last Chance For Early Voting: The House of Medicine Needs You
By Jennifer Perkins

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Campaign season is winding down. The mudslinging is almost over. Television commercials will end. Mailers will stop. And new candidates will be elected to the Texas Legislature. 

Election Day – Nov. 3 – is less than one week away. Early voting ends tomorrow – Friday, Oct. 30. 

Statewide, nearly half of Texas’ record number of registered voters have taken advantage of early voting to cast ballots. Ensure the House of Medicine’s voice is heard by voting. 

To prepare for your trip to the polls, visit the Texas secretary of state’s website where you can: 

  • Double-check to see if you are registered to vote. If you are not registered, it is too late to do so for this election. But you can still register to vote for the next primary election in March 2022. 

  • Find a polling location. You can vote at any polling location in your home county throughout the early voting period. Many counties list their polling locations online. Also, look for the “VOTE HERE” signs in your neighborhood. 

“Politics can absolutely impact our profession. We must elect candidates who will turn to physicians for direction on votes impacting patient care and the business of medicine,” said Brad Patt, MD, chair of TEXPAC, TMA’s bipartisan political arm. “Please make the time to go vote for candidates who pledge to help us continue to improve the health of all Texans. Encourage your friends, colleagues, and family to do the same.” 

Stop by when you’re out running errands or on your way home from work. Voting usually only takes a few minutes, but its impacts will be felt for years. 

For those eligible to vote by mail, ballots must be received by Nov. 3

Notable TEXPAC-endorsed candidates include: 

  • Rep. Greg Bonnen, MD (R-Friendswood) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 24

  • Rep. Ed Thompson (R-Pearland) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 29

  • Rep. Bobby Guerra (D-McAllen) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 41

  • Rep. Erin Zwiener (D-Driftwood) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 45

  • Rep. Brad Buckley (R-Killeen) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 54

  • Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Denton) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 64

  • Rep. Morgan Meyer (R-University Park) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 108

  • Rep. Rhetta Bowers (D-Rowlett) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 113

  • Rep. John Turner (D-Dallas) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 114

  • Rep. Steve Allison (R-San Antonio) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 121

  • Rep. Tom Oliverson, MD (R-Cypress) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 130; and 

  • Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place) – for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, District 134

Not sure whom to vote for? Check out the full list of great candidates TEXPAC has endorsed. You are welcome to print out the list and bring it to the polls to ensure you’re voting for the candidates you intend to select. 

Early voting ends tomorrow, Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3. 

Ensure your vote is counted in this election. Wear your mask. Social distance. And vote early. 


Last Updated On

October 30, 2020

Originally Published On

October 29, 2020

Jennifer Perkins

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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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