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CMA Political Action Committee seeking nominations for Board of Directors

May 19, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy 


The California Medical Association Political Action Committee (CALPAC) is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. Operated by physicians for physicians, CALPAC supports hundreds of candidates for state and federal office who share CMA's philosophy and vision of the future of health care and medical practice.

Members of the CALPAC Board of Directors play a critical role in educating candidates for office, encouraging physicians to participate in the political process, and raising funds to directly and indirectly support physicians and physician-friendly candidates for office.

All members of CMA in good standing (and executive employees of component medical societies) are invited to apply.

There are 23 seats available for the two-year term that begins October 23, 2020. Board members will attend in-person meetings held twice a year in connection with major CMA events. Board members are also expected to raise funds, be politically active in their areas and attend candidate interviews in open seat races for the state Legislature and Congress. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

The available positions and their criteria are as follows:

  • Eleven physicians representing CMA’s geographic districts
  • Five physicians chosen on an at-large basis
  • One young physician (age 40 and under or in the first eight years of practice)
  • One resident or fellow
  • One medical student
  • One member of the CMA Organized Medical Staff Section
  • One member of the CMA Ethnic Medical Organization Section
  • One executive employee of a CMA county medical societies

All candidates will be considered for all seats for which they are eligible based on the criteria above. The Committee on Nominations will develop a recommended slate for the CALPAC Board, including seat assignments, to be approved by the CMA Board of Trustees.

Click here to submit a nomination.

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