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.

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KPPAC Vote Elections WEB-01The Kentucky Physicians Political Action Committee (KPPAC), donates to candidates who understand the significance of the physician-patient relationship and the benefit of a strong medical community to the health of our citizens and prosperity of our state and country.  KPPAC makes contributions to candidates who share these values, champion pro-medicine policy goals in Frankfort and Washington, and who lead  important  committees  in  the General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Click Here for a listing of KPPAC-supported candidates during the 2016 elections. 

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.

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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


Frank Burns, MD

Greg Cooper, MD

Robert Couch, MD, MBA

Eric Lydon, MD

Gerry Montgomery and Wally Montgomery, MD

Neal Moser, MD

Maurice Oakley, MD and Judy Oakley

Michael Oghia, MD

Charles Papp, MD

Donald Swikert, MD and Nancy Swikert, MD

Thomas Waid, MD

Mitchell Wicker, Jr, MD


Frank Burns, MD

Greg Cooper, MD

Robert Couch, MD, MBA

Eric Lydon, MD

Neal Moser, MD

Michael Oghia, MD

Charles Papp, MD

Donald Swikert, MD and Nancy Swikert, MD

Thomas Waid, MD

Mitchell Wicker, Jr, MD


Nancy Bunnell and Thomas Bunnell, MD

William Harrison, MD

Leland Irwin, MD

Gerry Montgomery

Wally Montgomery, MD



John Johnstone, MD

Patricia Pellegrini and Richard Pellegrini, MD

Carolyn Watson, MD



David Brabon, MD

Bill Bryant, MD

John Derr, Jr, MD

James Francis, MD

Tracy Francis

Khaldon Jundi, MD

James Murphy, MD

Shirishkumar Patel, MD

Glenn Proudfoot, MD

Sonia Proudfoot, MD

Frederick Robbe, MD


Thank You to All of Our 2015 KPPAC Contributors!

KPPAC would like to thank all of its 2015 contributors. With your help, KPPAC was able to continue its mission of electing lawmakers who understand the importance of a strong medical community to the health and well-being of Kentucky and its economy. KPPAC also played a critical role in developing and maintaining physician-led grassroots advocacy throughout Kentucky. The following year-end highlights illustrate these achievements.

  • KPPAC recently supported two candidates who won seats on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Sam Wright was elected to the 7th District seat in 2015, while Justice Michelle M. Keller, who was appointed to the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2013, was elected to the 6th Supreme Court District in 2014.
  • During the 2015 legislative session, KPPAC-supported legislators introduced several other bills that were specifically designed to improve the legal climate, promote public health, and simplify the business side of medicine (italics indicates that legislation was passed).
  • Senator Julie Raque Adams – smoke-free legislation (sponsor)
  • Senator Ralph Alvarado, MD – medical review panels (sponsor); maintenance of certification (sponsor); KBML appointments (sponsor); colorectal cancer screenings (sponsor); peer review organizations (sponsor); fair and transparent insurance contracting (sponsor); and independent appeals process for Medicaid claims (sponsor)
  • Senator David Givensstreamline annual Medicaid disclosure regarding ownership (sponsor)
  • Senator Christian McDanielGood Samaritan and greater naloxone access (co-sponsor)
  • Senator Damon Thayer – medical review panels (co-sponsor)
  • Representative Tommy Thompson – medical review panels (sponsor)
  • Representative David Watkins – medical review panels (co-sponsor)
  • Representative Susan Westrom – smoke-free legislation (sponsor)
  • Representative Addia Wuchnerelimination of HIV/AIDS Continuing Medical Education (co-sponsor)

For a complete listing of 2015 KPPAC Contributors, click here.

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.