CALPAC Board Nominations

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024

CALPAC Board of Directors

The California Medical Association (CMA) Political Action Committee (CALPAC) is currently seeking for interested physician members to serve on the CALPAC Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing entity of CALPAC, CMA’s political organization to advocate for the welfare of physicians and patients through political advocacy, including supporting candidates for office.

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. CALPAC also includes an Executive Committee, whose officers are elected by the Board of Directors. Click here to see the CALPAC Operating Rules.

  • Term Length/Duration: The positions are for a two-year term beginning October 25, 2024, and ending October 2026.
  • Time Commitment: Board members will attend quarterly meetings, some of which are held virtually. In-person meetings are typically held around Legislative Advocacy Day (a weekday in mid-April) and House of Delegates (a weekend in late October). Board members are expected to be politically active, including fundraising for CALPAC at CMA events and among their colleagues back home, hosting or coordinating fundraisers for candidates for state office, and attending candidate interviews in open seat races for the state Legislature and Congress.


Thirty (30) available seats on the CALPAC Board of Directors, as outlined below. All members of CMA in good standing (and executive employees of component medical societies) are invited to apply and will be considered for any positions for which they are eligible. The available positions and their criteria are as follows:

  • Eleven (11) physicians representing CMA Districts I-XI
  • Up to twelve (12) physicians chosen on an at-large basis
  • One (1) physician who meets the criteria for the Young Physician Section
  • One (1) resident or fellow
  • One (1) medical student
  • One (1) member of the CMA Organized Medical Staff Section
  • One (1) member of the CMA Ethnic Medical Organization Section
  • Two (2) executive employees of CMA component medical societies


Every nomination must include:

*Incumbent members of the CALPAC Board of Directors must re-apply to be considered for continued service, including submission of the completed nomination form and transmission of a CV to nominations@cmadocs.org.


Deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024


The Committee on Nominations will present its recommendations to the Board of Trustees at the Board Meeting on July 26, 2024, with appointments announced shortly thereafter. Ratified members of the board will begin their terms at an in-person meeting on Friday, October 25 in Sacramento, CA in conjunction with the CMA House of Delegates meeting.



Nathan Skadsen
Senior Director, Political Data & Analytics
1201 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA  95814
(916) 551-2078



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