Through campaign support and independent expenditures, NEMPAC took the lead in supporting the campaign of Joe Heck, DO, FACEP (R-NV), the first board certified emergency physician and ACEP member elected to serve in Congress. Dr. Heck served as the U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 3rd congressional district from 2011 to 2017.
2012: NEMPAC support helped elect a second board-certified emergency physician and ACEP member to Congress, Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA). He has been a member of the United States House of Representatives representing CA-36 since winning election in 2012 in what was considered a major upset. He was re-elected in 2014 and 2016 and continues to serve today.
2014: The NEMPAC Board authorized a record amount of $250,000 in independent expenditures for five physician candidates, all of whom were elected.
2015: NEMPAC began to recognize ACEP members who donated at the Give-a-Shift level for 10 years or more.
The NEMPAC Board of Trustees developed new donor levels for ACEP members, recognizing the need to continue to grow and strengthen the PAC while providing more options for ACEP members transitioning from residency to attending status and members who may be retiring from active practice.
NEMPAC began to host candidate “dine-arounds” at the Leadership & Advocacy Conference to offer unique opportunities for NEMPAC donors to interact with ACEP friends and champions in Congress in small group settings.
2016: NEMPAC added a resident member to the Board of Trustees.
NEMPAC Board approved $195,000 for independent expenditure campaign for five candidates, including co-founding the Silver State “Super” PAC to drive a positive message about ACEP Member Dr. Heck who was running for the U.S. Senate in Nevada.
2017: Give-a-Shift membership exceeded 600 for the first time.
2018: More than 25 years of the NEMPAC Council Challenge. Councillors now contribute more than $300,000 annually to NEMPAC, more than a quarter of all annual donations.
Vituity (formerly CEP), USACS, TeamHealth, Eastside Emergency Physicians, Northeast Emergency Medicine Specialists, WEPPA, and NEA continue to lead the way in group participation in NEMPAC.
In the 1988 elections, NEMPAC contributed just under $100,000 to 13 Senate and 73 congressional candidates. Thirty years later, NEMPAC is tracking to contribute more than $2.2 million to 27 Senate candidates, 150 House candidates, and other national party committees.