The National Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (NEMPAC) supported 227 candidates (200 House and 27 Senate) during the 2018 elections. As many as 22 of the open-seat and challenger candidates who NEMPAC supported will be coming to Congress next year.
NEMPAC supported the successful campaigns of several new physician candidates: John Joyce, MD (R-PA), Mark Green, MD (R-TN), and Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA).
Other physicians serving in Congress supported by NEMPAC were re-elected to the House, including Reps. Raul Ruiz, MD (D-CA), an emergency physician; Ami Bera, MD (D-CA); Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN); Mike Burgess, MD (R-TX); Ralph Abraham, MD (R-LA); Neal Dunn, MD (R-FL); Andy Harris, MD (R-MD); Roger Marshall, MD (R-KS); Phil Roe, MD (R-TN); and Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH).
ACEP also supported Jeff Van Drew, DDS (D-NJ), who will join three other dentists currently serving in Congress, and former Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala in the Florida 27 open seat, who is expected to play a major role in the health care policy space in Congress.