(Tallahassee, Fla.) – The Florida Medical Association PAC (FMA PAC), Florida’s leading advocate for electing pro-medicine candidates to office, today endorsed Florida Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
FMA PAC President Dr. Ralph Nobo commented on the endorsed slate of statewide incumbents by stating, “Florida leads the country in the caliber of elected leaders we enjoy at the statewide level. To have the leadership, commitment and vision in taking Florida to the next level not only in economic recovery, but also in championing our health care issues, is truly a path we must continue over the next four years. We strongly support the Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer and Agriculture Commissioner for re-election in 2014.”
Governor Rick Scott said, “I want to thank the Florida Medical Association’s PAC for their endorsement and for their work in keeping Floridians healthy. I look forward to working with them for four more years to make sure medical professionals continue to grow and thrive in the Sunshine State."
Florida Cabinet members had this to say upon receiving the FMA PAC endorsement.
“Having worked closely with leaders in the medical profession in the fight against pill mills and prescriptions drug abuse, I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of the state’s premiere medical organization,” said Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I look forward to our continued efforts in keeping Floridians safe.”
Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater stated, “I am honored to, once again, earn the support of more than twenty thousand physicians represented by the Florida Medical Association. I remain committed to working with patients and physicians so Floridians have a healthcare marketplace that ensures the highest quality of care and greatest access to services, while protecting the physician-patient relationship.”
“Through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Wellness program, we are working with medical professionals in developing wellness programs and school policies in local school districts,” said Commissioner Adam Putnam. “Thank you to the FMA PAC for their endorsement of my re-election bid and for supporting a healthy Florida.”
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About the Florida Medical Association Political Action Committee
The FMA PAC was established in 1974 to elect candidates to state office who will support our mission of making Florida the best state to practice medicine. The FMA PAC solicits voluntary contributions from healthcare professionals to research, select and support the election of candidates who will legislatively advocate for the medical profession. With the support of healthcare professionals from around the state, the FMA PAC is Florida's No. 1 medical PAC. At the end of 2013, the FMA PAC had raised over $1,000,000. For more information, click here.