AUSTIN – Today, TEXPAC, the political arm of the Texas Medical Association, and Speaker Dade Phelan partnered to support Rep. Reggie Smith (R-Sherman) for re-election to House District 62.
TEXPAC is contributing $25,000 to Rep. Smith’s campaign, and Speaker Phelan is matching TEXPAC’s contribution for a combined total of $50,000.
“Reggie Smith embodies the values of hard work, responsibility and dedication, all of which are evident through his efforts in the Texas House of Representatives,” said Speaker Dade Phelan. “Reggie is a fierce advocate and a strong voice for rural Texas and the people of House District 62. As a member of the Public Health Committee, he has worked to strengthen healthcare for all Texans and to support medical professionals. I am proud to partner with TEXPAC to support Reggie for re-election to the Texas House.”
"Rep. Reggie Smith has been a strong advocate for physicians since taking elected office,” said TEXPAC Chair Jimmy Widmer, MD. “Rep. Smith fights to allow physicians to care for their patients while protecting the practice of medicine. Rep. Smith works tirelessly to improve rural healthcare ensuring all Texans receive the best quality of care. Rep. Smith is a true friend of medicine and TEXPAC is proud to support him in his re-election to House District 62."
TEXPAC is the Texas Medical Association’s bipartisan political arm, helping to elect medicine-friendly candidates at the local, state, and federal level. Created in 1962, TEXPAC is one of the oldest political action committees in Texas. TEXPAC works to advance TMA’s mission of improving the health of all Texans and enables TMA members to protect Texas patients through political education and activism.
About the Texas Medical Association
The Texas Medical Association, the nation’s largest and one of the oldest state medical societies, is the voice of more than 56,000 physician and medical student members across the state committed to improving the health of all Texans. In partnership with 110 county medical societies, TMA physicians have been setting high professional and ethical standards since 1853.