STAT Endorsed Candidates

One critical part of this movement is to recruit and support medical professionals who can bring their knowledge of the healthcare industry to elected offices.

“I practiced for 25 years before I was elected to Congress in 2002. As an OB-GYN, I often thought Congress had no real understanding of my patients and my practice. So, I made the difficult decision to put my medical practice on hold so I could help represent our nation’s physicians, healthcare professionals, and patients in D.C. I encourage you to consider doing the same. The country needs your voice.” – Dr. Burgess

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Dr. Brian Babin
Texas - District 36

Dr. Brian Babin lives in East Texas where he has maintained a successful dental practice. He has been politically active throughout his life and most recently served as an organizer and member of the Tyler County Patriots and as a guest speaker for numerous patriot, veterans, and community events.

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Rosemary Bechi
New Jersey - District 15

Rosemary is a leading tax policy lawyer and consultant who works as a Strategic Advisor and Counsel at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where she specializes in tax and financial services matters. Rosemary began her career in the public sector at the IRS as an attorney and advisor before moving on to the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee as tax counsel. She is running for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th District to get Washington to focus on the every-day concerns of New Jersey families including, the high cost of living, rising taxes, healthcare costs and protecting our borders.

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Stephanie Bice
Oklahoma - District 05

In a few short years, Stephanie Bice has earned a reputation as one of Oklahoma’s most effective conservative leaders. Elected to the State Senate in 2014, Stephanie served for two years as Assistant Majority Floor Leader in the Oklahoma Senate and is Chair of Senate Finance Committee.

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Jim Bognet
Pennsylvania - District 08

Jim will represent Pennsylvania’s 8th District in Washington to focus on results – for you, your family, and all of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Larry Bucshon
Indiana - District 08

Dr. Larry Bucshon is a Cardiothoracic surgeon who represents Indiana’s 8th congressional district. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve. Dr. Bucshon was elected to public office for the first time in November 2010.

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Buddy Carter
Georgia - District 01

As a pharmacist and small business owner, Buddy Carter is deeply familiar with the health care issues facing our nation. He knows Obamacare will hurt senior citizens the most and, as a congressman, will work to repeal it.

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Dr. Bill Cassidy
Louisiana - District

Dr. Bill Cassidy is a physician who represents Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. He’s running for Senate where he will continue his fight against Obamacare. Bill believes patients, not government bureaucrats, should have power over healthcare.

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Madison Cawthorne
North Carolina - District District 11

Madison is the owner and CEO of his own company and is also a motivational
speaker. He challenges people across the nation to have faith, work hard,
play by the rules and pursue the American dream.

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Genevieve Collins
Texas - District 32

A 7th Generation Texan and lifelong Republican; Genevieve Collins is a next generation leader who can bridge our past with our present and lead us into a bright and prosperous future. Hard work, determination, and grit are literally in Genevieve’s DNA. Her grandmother, Calvert Collins, was a trailblazer; the first woman elected to the Dallas City Council. Genevieve has built upon that legacy of service with her own good work.

A graduate of SMU’s Cox School of Business and renowned local businesswoman, Genevieve was named one of 2018’s local 20 Under 40 for her remarkable work helping to turn around low-performing school districts and change students’ lives.

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Rodney Davis
Illinois - District 13

An Illinois native, Congressman Rodney Davis wants to repeal and replace Obamacare with “a market-based solution that protects the rights of patients without exploding our deficit…” Davis is passionate about health care reform: his wife, Shannon, is a cancer survivor, registered nurse and a college nursing instructor.

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Dr. Neal Dunn
Florida - District 02

Dr. Neal Dunn ( is a candidate for Congress in Florida’s 2nd district. He graduated from Washington & Lee University and attended George Washington University Medical School and completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Following his graduation from medical school, Neal served his country in the United States Army for over ten years. In 1990, after his service, Neal settled in Florida and began his Urology practice in Panama City. He also founded Panama City Urology Center, Bay Regional Cancer Center and the Advanced Urology Institute. He has served as President of his County Medical Society, Chief of Staff of Gulf Coast Medical Center and a Director of Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart.

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Maria Elivra Salazar
Florida - District 27

Born in Miami’s Little Havana to Cuban parents, who emigrated to the United States, fleeing Cuba due to the arrival of Fidel Castro to power. With only five dollars in their pockets, the pursuit for freedom and the American dream was instilled in María Elvira Salazar at an early age by her parents. The pursuit of freedom and the American Dream shaped Maria Elvira Salazar’s early life and career, and it continues to drive her today. Salazar graduated from the University of Miami and later from Harvard

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Chele Farley
New York - District 18

Chele is running for Congress to provide every New York family with the opportunity to succeed. Specifically, Chele is focused on recapturing the $50 billion dollars more that New Yorkers pay in federal taxes each year than the state receives. By addressing the unfair treatment of New York taxpayers, Chele will invest in the region’s crumbling infrastructure, ease the crushing burden placed on property taxpayers and advance pro-growth policies that will create jobs.

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William Figlesthaler
Florida - District 19

Dr. Figlesthaler has always been an innovator, leading the way in the world of medicine, blazing trails that others thought simply impossible. Over the last twenty-five years, he has built some of the largest and most successful medical conglomerates the region has ever seen.

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Michelle Fischbach
Minnesota - District 07

Mrs. Fischbach recently served as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. She
was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as President of the Minnesota
Senate. Mrs. Fischbach has served on the relevant committees for her entire 22 years in the Minnesota Senate. She serves on the Hospital Board for the largest hospital in central Minnesota.

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Dr. Paul Gosar
Arizona - District 04

An Arizona native, Dr. Paul Gosar is a dentist and small business owner who is committed to reforming health care. Before he was elected to Congress in 2010, Dr. Gosar owned a dental practice in Flagstaff for 25 years. Named Arizona’s “Dentist of the Year,” Dr. Gosar has also served as the President of the Arizona Dental Association and the Vice-Chair of the American Dental Association Council on Governmental Affairs.

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Karen Handel
Georgia - District 06

After serving as Deputy of Chief of Staff to Governor Sonny Perdue, Karen was elected Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, the first woman to hold the office. Displaying sharp financial acumen, Karen turned a $100 million deficit into a balanced budget without raising taxes. The people of Georgia elected Karen as their 26th Secretary of State. She executed an agency-wide modernization initiative, while cutting the department’s budget by nearly 20%.

In 2017, Karen won an 18-way special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, defeating Jon Ossoff in the run-off in the most expensive congressional race in U.S. history. Karen was sworn in as Georgia’s first Republican woman ever elected to Congress. Karen quickly distinguished herself as one of the hardest working members of the House, serving on the Judiciary and the Education & Workforce Committees, as well as the bicameral Joint Economic Committee.

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Dr. Andy Harris
Maryland - District 01

A first generation American, Dr. Andy Harris has served his country and his community as an anesthesiologist. After putting himself through Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Harris practiced medicine at a top-ranked hospital for more than three decades. He also served as a doctor in the Naval Reserve, assisting with Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a current Congressman, he supports replacing the President’s health care law with one that employs “common sense reform.”

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Ashley Hinson
Iowa - District 1

Ashley is a current Iowa House representative, a former award-winning journalist and a proud mom. An Iowa native, Ashley is the first woman to represent Iowa’s 67th district, which covers Hiawatha, Robins, Cedar Rapids and Marion, where she currently resides. Ashley has worked successfully to balance the budget, cut taxes and protect the most vulnerable in her community. A firm believer in common sense leadership, she has worked across the aisle to help fund school infrastructure while providing direct property tax relief to Iowans. Her tireless advocacy for Iowa families has also helped secure increased aid for K-12 education and additional funding for rural hospitals and mental health facilities.

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John Joyce
Pennsylvania - District 13

His experience serving the Navy, and our armed forces as a medical professional and as a successful business owner will be tremendously valuable for the residents of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Congress and the American people.

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Young Kim
California - District 39

An immigrant to the United States, Young Kim’s unique perspective on the American Dream has led her to devote her life to public service and giving back to her community. Kim is endorsed by a bipartisan alliance of the region’s local elected officials, community leaders, school officials, and small business owners.

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Nancy Mace
South Carolina - District 01

State Representative Nancy Mace grew up in Goose Creek, S.C. and eventually graduated from Stratford High School, but not before working at the Waffle House on College Park Road in Ladson.

She graduated magna cum laude from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where she was the school’s first female to graduate from its Corps of Cadets in 1999. She later earned a masters degree in Mass Communication from The University of Georgia.

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Nicole Malliotakis
New York - District 11

Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. She currently serves as Minority Whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. The Assemblywoman became a household name as the 2017 Republican nominee for Mayor of the City of New York against incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio, holding the mayor accountable for the city’s high property taxes, bloated budget, and status as a sanctuary city.

Learn more and support Nicole Malliotakis here:

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Dr. Roger Marshall
Kansas - District 01

STAT Initiative endorsed candidate Dr. Roger Marshall is from Kansas’ first congressional district. ( Dr. Marshall has dedicated his career to healthcare for the last twenty five years. In fact, he proudly boasts having delivered over 5000 babies as an ob-gyn in Great Bend, KS. He’s served as Chairman of the Board for Great Bend Regional Hospital for the last 14 years and is both active in his church and dedicated to his farm background as Commissioner for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Please visit Dr. Marshall’s website and learn more about his impressive career and why he will make a terrific addition to the Congress.

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Dr. Richard McCormick
Georgia - District 07

STAT Initiative is pleased to announce its endorsement of Dr. Rich McCormick for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. His medical experience and service to our country make him an excellent candidate for the U.S. Congress.

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