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APhA Political Action Committee

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The American Pharmacists Association Political Action Committee (APhA-PAC) supports candidates for federal office who have demonstrated support for pharmacy issues and recognize the value of pharmacists in the health care system

APhA's PAC helps pharmacists can maintain presence in a crowded arena of various interests in the federal election process. It is the best way pharmacists can support candidates who share our views on important issues.

DONATE ONLINE TO APhA-PAC TODAY!

Mission

To support candidates for federal office who have demonstrated support for pharmacy issues and recognize the value of pharmacists in the health care system

Purpose

To PROMOTE and PROTECT the pharmacy profession The APhA-PAC supports candidates for federal office who have demonstrated support for pharmacists and pharmacy issues and recognize the value of pharmacists in the health care system.

The APhA-PAC evaluates contribution decisions based on the following guidelines:

Primary Considerations:

  • The candidate’s position on issues affecting pharmacists and pharmacy practice
  • The character of a candidate, including APhA’s core values of Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Quality, and Accountability
  • The candidate’s leadership or policy-shaping position in their party or chamber
  • The nature and strength of a candidate’s viability in a given election

Additional Considerations

  • APhA member recommendations with additional consideration to PAC donor recommendations
  • APhA member presence in a candidate’s state/district
  • Freshman lawmakers
  • Open-seat candidate with a history of support for or a direct connection to pharmacy practice
  • Contributions to national party committees and caucus committees may be given

The APhA-PAC Will NOT Support

  • A candidate until they have formally declared their intent to seek federal political office
  • Presidential campaigns
  • A government official’s personal defense fund
  • Debt retirement for a candidate
  • Leadership PACs

How can you contribute to the APhA-PAC?

Online

Login to pharmacist.com, choose "Advocacy" from the drop down menu, and select "APhA-PAC"

Click here

Text-to-Done

Text “Action” to 50155

You will receive a text back with a link through which to contribute

Check

Mail a personal check to:

APhA-PAC
Attn: Mary-Ryan Douglass
2215 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Cash

Mail your contribution to the same address listed in check. Include documentation regarding your name, address, phone, email, employer, and occupation. Remember the limits regarding cash contributions from anonymous ($50) and known ($100) contributors.

 

APhA-PAC Supported Candidates 2019-2020

Over 90% of pharmacy allies supported by the APhA-PAC won reelection in 2020.

 
Firstname Lastname State Party Chamber
Kelly Armstrong ND-01
R
House
Cindy Axne IA-03
D
House
Lisa Blunt Rochester DE-AL
D
House
Anthony Brindisi NY-22
D
House
Michael Burgess TX-26
R
House
G.K. Butterfield NC-01
D
House
Buddy Carter GA-01
R
House
Yvette Clarke NY-09
D
House
Doug Collins GA-09
R
House
TJ Cox CA-21
D
House
Angie Craig MN-02
D
House
John Curtis UT-03
R
House
Sharice Davids KS-03
D
House
Madeleine Dean PA-04
D
House
Diana DeGette CO-01
D
House
Suzan DelBene WA-01
D
House
Debbie Dingell MI-12
D
House
Anna Eshoo CA-18
D
House
Vicente Gonzalez TX-15
D
House
Morgan Griffith VA-09
R
House
Brett Guthrie KY-02
R
House
Diana Harshbarger TN-01
R
House
Rita Hart IA-02
D
House
Steny Hoyer MD-05
D
House
Dave Joyce OH-14
R
House
Robin Kelly IL-02
D
House
Ron Kind WI-03
D
House
Annie Kuster NH-02
D
House
Darin LaHood IL-18
R
House
Bob Latta OH-05
R
House
Susie Lee NV-03
D
House
John Lewis GA-05
D
House
Doris Matsui CA-06
D
House
Kevin McCarthy CA-23
R
House
David McKinley WV-01
R
House
Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA-05
R
House
Markwayne Mullin OK-02
R
House
Donald Norcross NJ-01
D
House
Tom O Halleran AZ-01
D
House
Frank Pallone NJ-06
D
House
Nancy Pelosi CA-12
D
House
Tom Reed NY-23
R
House
Steve Scalise LA-01
R
House
Jan Schakowsky IL-09
D
House
Darren Soto FL-09
D
House
Mike Thompson CA-05
D
House
Paul Tonko NY-20
D
House
Lauren Underwood IL-14
D
House
Tim Walberg MI-07
R
House
Peter Welch VT-AL
D
House
Shelley Moore Capito WV
R
Senate
Bill Cassidy LA
R
Senate
Joni Ernst IA
R
Senate
Chuck Grassley IA
R
Senate
Maggie Hassan NH
D
Senate
Martha McSally AZ
R
Senate
Rik Mehta NJ
R
Senate
Patty Murray WA
D
Senate
Chuck Schumer NY
D
Senate
John Thune SD
R
Senate
Ron Wyden OR
D
Senate
 

Current APhA-PAC Board of Governors

Steve Firman

Chairman, PAC Board of Governors

Nicki Hilliard

APhA-APPM Representative Governor

Duane Kirking

APhA-APRS Representative Governor

Brooke Kulusich

APhA-ASP Representative Governor

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner

APhA Board of Trustees Representative Governor

Starlin Haydon-Greatting

At-Large Governor

David Line

At-Large Governor

Norman Tomaka

At-Large Governor

Scott Tomerlin

At-Large Governor

Brian Komoto

GAC Chair - Ex-Officio Non-Voting PAC Board Governor