MEDPAC is an integral part of the MMA’s advocacy efforts, as it enables and enhances organized medicine to directly impact the political atmosphere at the Capitol. To influence the debate in St. Paul, physicians must be engaged even earlier – on the campaign trail. MEDPAC works to elect candidates who support our policy positions.
Many physicians make political contributions directly to candidates, and that’s terrific. But by pooling resources with other physicians and medical students, MEDPAC makes a specific and powerful statement to candidates and the public – “Organized medicine is engaged on the campaign trail and at the Capitol.”
Contributors to MEDPAC will also receive regular updates from the MMA’s lobbyists during the legislative session. These exclusive “behind the scenes” updates offer a special glimpse into action at the Capitol.
MEDPAC is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of physicians, residents, and medical students from around the state and from across the political spectrum, and physicians from all types of practices. Contributions and endorsements are based on a candidates’ position on issues identified by the MMA as critical to physicians and patients.
David Agerter, MD
Anagha Bangalore Kumar, MBBS
Patrick Crowley, DO
Dania Kamp, MD
Mary Lawrence, MD, MPH
Daniel Maddox, MD
Lisa Mattson, MD
Marilyn Peitso, MD, FAAP
Chair - Will Nicholson, MD
Treasurer - Randy Rice, MD
Executive Director - Chad Fahning
MEDPAC is a bipartisan organization endorsed by the Minnesota Medical Association. Funds from corporations or incorporated practices cannot be accepted for MEDPAC’s political contribution fund; corporate checks will be accepted for non-election related activities. Voluntary political contributions are subject to prohibitions and limitations of FEC regulations (federal regulations require this notice). Contributions to MEDPAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal or state income tax purposes.
500 Club: $500