FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 19, 2018
Six Leading Medical Groups Back Lt. Governor Dan Patrick for Re-Election Thousands of doctors support strong conservative leadership
HOUSTON, TX – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced the support of six leading medical associations in his bid for re-election today including EYE-PAC (Texas Ophthalmological Association); DENPAC (Texas Dental Association PAC); THCAPAC (Texas Health Care Association PAC); TOPAC (Texas Optometric PAC); TPMAPAC (Texas Podiatric Medical Association PAC) and the TSAPAC (Texas Society of Anesthesiologists PAC).
“The TSAPAC is honored to endorse Dan Patrick for another four years as Lieutenant Governor of Texas. Governor Patrick provides strong, conservative leadership in the Texas Senate which supports our physicians and hospitals in providing not only world-renowned medical centers but also the highest quality care for our rural citizens. The TSAPAC is the political arm of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologist which represents over 3,700 physician anesthesiologists, residents and anesthesiologist assistants in Texas providing critical care for Texans when every second counts. Governor Patrick understands and supports that mission which is why we are proud to support him,” said Dr. John S. Scott, chairman of Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee.
“Lt. Governor Patrick understands the role our seniors have played in making Texas great. He is committed to helping our state’s long term care providers ensure they have the resources necessary to provide the care senior Texans deserve,” said Kevin Warren, President and CEO, Texas Health Care Association.
“Lt Governor Patrick understands the unique challenges facing dentistry and his actions have enhanced dental patient protection and safety. DENPAC and the Texas Dental Association are proud to support Lt Governor Patrick in his re-election effort,” added Dr. Ralph Cooley, DENPAC Chair.
“The Texas Podiatric Medical PAC appreciates the support Governor Patrick has given to podiatrists in Texas. He has been a champion for healthcare initiatives including diabetes prevention and cure to improve the lives of all Texans affected by diabetes. We endorse Governor Patrick and look forward to continuing to work with him to continue to improve the healthcare for Texas citizens,” said Don Canada, TPMA Executive Director.
“The Texas Optometric Association proudly supports Lt. Governor Dan Patrick for re-election. He is a proven champion for modern eye care delivery, and through his leadership has helped increase access to optometrists for all Texans,” said Dr. Tommy Lucas, TOA Director of Advocacy.
“It is a privilege to have the support of so many in the Texas medical community, which is such a vital and important part of our state. From regular check-ups, to dental care, eye care, and anesthesia admission, our medical providers ensure our health and strength,” said Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.
For more information about Texans for Dan Patrick go to DanPatrick.org