KPPAC

 

Kentucky Physicians Political Action Committee

Kentucky Physicians PAC, KMA's political action arm, increases the medical community's impact on the pro-medicine makeup of the Kentucky General Assembly. With physician contributions, Kentucky Physicians PAC will build on the recent success of campaign radio ads and the second highest winning percentage of all state PACs to help elect legislators who understand the importance of a strong medical community.

Visit KMA's Legislation Action Center to take action.

KPPAC 100 Contributors Effecting Change

KPPAC 100 Contributors Effecting Change

The KPPAC 100 program was initiated in 2016 as a way of promoting physician leadership while developing KPPAC into a $100,000 PAC.  Throughout 2016, KPPAC had 43 physicians that were active in this program by contributing and/or fundraising $1,000.  Out of those physicians, two, John M. White, MD and Bruce Burton, MD, stood out as the highest contributor and highest fundraiser, respectively. See how Doctors White and Burton effected positive advocacy outcomes by clicking here.

John R. White, M.D., FCCP, FAASM

Bruce Burton, M.D.

Thank You to All of Our 2017 Contributors!

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KPPAC 100-01

The Kentucky Physicians Political Action Committee launched the KPPAC 100 this year with the goal of becoming a $100,000 PAC. These Physician Leaders in Advocacy play a major role in ensuring pro-medicine candidates are elected.

Learn more here.

Kentucky Physicians PAC (KPPAC), the political action arm of the Kentucky Learn More Contribute Button-02Medical Association, supports pro-medicine candidates with personal contributions from physicians. KPPAC accepts contributions from $5 to $5,000. At higher levels, KPPAC recognizes your contribution to physicians statewide and provides additional benefits and political opportunities depending on your level of support. 

Login to the member section and return to the KPPAC page to contribute.  After logging in, click on the "Learn More and Contribute" button.  Only members have access to this page

KPPAC 100

William Allen, MD

Ralph Alvarado, MD

Cheryl Broster

Frank Burns, MD

Greg Cooper, MD

Robert Couch, MD, MBA

Aroona Dave

Evelyn Montgomery Jones, MD

Shawn Jones, MD

Rishi Verma Kumar, MD

Eric Lydon, MD

Kevin Martin, MD

William Monnig, MD

Maurice Oakley, MD and Judy Oakley

Michael Oghia, MD

Patrick Padgett

Charles Papp, MD

Donald Swikert, MD

Nancy Swikert, MD

Thomas Waid, MD

Carolyn Watson, MD

Mitchell Wicker, Jr, MD

Robert Zaring, MD

Gold

William Allen, MD

Ralph Alvarado, MD

Frank Burns, MD

Greg Cooper, MD

Robert Couch, MD, MBA

Aroona Dave

Evelyn Montgomery Jones, MD

Shawn Jones, MD

Rishi Verma Kumar, MD

Eric Lydon, MD

Kevin Martin, MD

William Monnig, MD

Maurice Oakley, MD and Judy Oakley

Michael Oghia, MD

Patrick Padgett

Charles Papp, MD

Donald Swikert, MD

Nancy Swikert, MD

Thomas Waid, MD

Carolyn Watson, MD

Mitchell Wicker, Jr, MD

Robert Zaring, MD

Silver

James Beattie, MD

Cheryl Broster

Nancy and Thomas Bunnell, MD

Bruce Burton, MD

Eric Fulcher, MD

Greg Gleis, MD

Linda Gleis, MD

William Harrison, MD

Leland Irwin, MD

Gerry and Wally Montgomery, MD

Kristie Paris, MD

Rhonda and John D. Rhodes III, MD

Kishor Vora, MD

Mark Zalla, MD

 

 

Bronze

John Johnstone, MD

Patricia and Richard Pellegrini, MD

Carolyn Watson, MD

 

Contributor

Donald Barton, MD

David Brabon, MD

C. William Briscoe, MD

Bill Bryant, MD

John Derr, Jr, MD

Millicent Evens

James Francis, MD

Tracy Francis

David Jones, MD

Khaldon Jundi, MD

Robert Knight, MD

John Loucks, MD

John McCLellan Jr., MD

Richard Menke, MD

James Middleton Jr., MD

James Murphy, MD

Richard Park, MD

Shirishkumar Patel, MD

Ira Potter, MD

Glenn Proudfoot, MD

Sonia Proudfoot, MD

Frederick Robbe, MD

Eugene Shively, MD

John Stewart, MD

Dale Toney, MD

Robert Zoller, MD

Thank You to All of Our 2016 KPPAC Contributors!

On March 16, 2017, Governor Matt Bevin signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 4, which establishes the Medical Review Panel process in Kentucky.  Medical Review Panels consist of three medical experts who are selected to evaluate malpractice claims in a timely, independent fashion.  The panels will then provide an opinion, which is admissible in court, on whether the standard of care was breached and, if so, whether the breach caused injury to the patient.  This legislation is important to you and the practice of medicine because it will detect and ultimately reduce the number of frivolous malpractice suits!  For the first time in decades, Kentucky has taken a step forward in improving the medical liability climate in the Commonwealth. 

KPPAC played a vital role in the passage of this history-making legislation.  This legislation passed because KPPAC-supported legislators like Sen. Ralph Alvarado, MD, Sen. Damon Thayer, and Sen. Max Wise worked tirelessly with other KPPAC-supported lawmakers to see SB 4 come to fruition.

Your contribution to KPPAC helped make this legislation possible.  Thank you to all of our 2016 KPPAC Contributors.  

Our work is not yet done! Every election cycle, KPPAC works diligently to find and support pro-medicine candidates, but we need your help to continue our efforts.  KPPAC is funded through independent contributions...  Therefore, YOU are the key to KPPAC’s success.  By contributing, you are taking a stand with your fellow physicians and electing pro-medicine legislators to represent our interests in Frankfort and Washington.  We are stronger when we are united.

 

KPPAC Board Members

The Board is comprised of 16 directorships.  Twelve of these directorships are KMA member physicians – two from each congressional district – and are of multi-party composition.  Four directorships are members of the KMA Alliance and also strive for multi-party representation.  The Immediate Past Chairperson of KPPAC, the Chairperson of the KMA Commission on Legislative and Political Advocacy, one student member of KMA, and one resident member of KMA will be ex-officio members of the Board. Click Here to see a full listing of current KPPAC Board members.

 

Know Your Legislator

In an effort to help physicians in Kentucky know and contact their legislators, KPPAC would like to share a few simple tools. Below are maps of Kentucky split into the different legislative districts along with pictures of the legislators for each district. This is a quick reference to help physicians identify their legislators.

Once you have identified your legislators, know how to contact them. The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission (LRC) lists important information about each legislator, including contact information. Here is a link to LRC website.