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


Tiffany Shedd
Arizona – District 01

Tiffany grew up in Pinal County, and worked her way through college and law school at the University of Arizona. She’s worked as a bi-lingual kindergarten teacher, farmer, and natural resource attorney.. Learn more and support Tiffany Shedd here.


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. Learn more and support William Figlesthaler here.


Lisa Song Sutton
Nevada – District 04

Lisa earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and her Juris Doctor degree
from University of Miami School of Law. Lisa started her business career by working in a top Las
Vegas law firm, specializing in business litigation. She then went on to create companies of her
Learn more and support Lisa Song Sutton here.


Mary Miller
Illinois – District 15

Mary Miller is a mother, grandmother, farmer, business manager and educator.
She graduated from Naperville High School in 1977 and later graduated from Eastern Illinois
University in 1981 with a BS in Business Management. She worked in the administration at
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon and today runs the family farm with her
husband, Chris.
Learn more and support Mary Miller here.


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.
Learn more and support Rosemary Bechi here.


Marianette Miller-Meeks
Iowa – District 02

Miller-Meeks enlisted in the United States Army at 18, where she served for 24 years as a
private, nurse, and doctor (ophthalmologist or eye diseases/surgery). She went into private
practice in Ottumwa in 1997 and has remained there with her husband, Curt. They have two
grown children, Jonathon and Taylor. In 2010, Governor Terry Branstad appointed her as the
Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health where she served for three years.
Learn more and support Marianette Miller-Meeks here.


Lisa Scheller
Pennsylvania – District 07

Lisa Scheller is a trailblazer in the world of business and a successful reformer in public service,
embracing both roles with a sense of humanity and purpose.
Learn more and support Lisa Scheller here.


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
Learn more and support Stephanie Bice here.

Nancy Mace
South Carlolina – 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. Learn more and support Ms. Mace here.

Claudia Tenney
New York – District 22

Claudia Tenney is an attorney, businesswoman and advocate for the 22nd District. Her insight into public service has been shaped by experiences beyond politics, including juggling the demands of running a small business while raising her son as a single mother. Learn more and support Ms. Tenney here.

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

Learn more and support Ms. Salazar here.

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. ​Learn more and support Ms. Collins here.

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. Learn more and support Ms. Hinson here.

Michelle Steel
California – District 48

Michelle is a public servant, mother, and proven tax-fighter who wants to make a difference and help those in need.

She led the fight to return nearly $400 million back to California taxpayers who were victims of a tax system that had failed.

At the California State Board of Equalization, she became the country’s highest ranking Korean American officeholder and California’s highest-ranking Republican woman, which gave me a unique platform to give back to my country by empowering the next generation of women and minority leaders in the community. ​Learn more and support Ms. Steel here.

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. Learn more and support Ms Kim here.

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 Ms. Malliotakis here.

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. Learn more and support Ms. Farley here.

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. ​Learn more and support Ms. Handel here.

Beth Van Duyne
Texas – District 24

Beth is a single mom, a conservative Republican, a reformer who has defeated government corruption, a believer in the rule of law who has helped remove thousands of criminal aliens from North Texas, a leader who helped deliver growth and new job opportunities, and a Constitutionalist who has never backed down when it comes to protecting the rights of all North Texans. Learn more and support Ms. Van Duyne here.


Michelle Fischbach
Minnesota – District 7

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. To learn more click here

Dr. Manny Sethi

Dr. Manny Sethi is an orthopedic trauma surgeon and Associate Professor at a leading trauma care hospital in Nashville. He is the founder of Healthy Tennessee, a nonprofit organization designed to promote preventative health care across the state. This organization has cared for thousands of patients in almost every county in Tennessee. To learn more about Dr. Manny click here.

Dr. Neal Dunn
Florida – District 2

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. 

Dr. Roger Marshall
Kansas – District 1

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.

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.

For more information on Dr. Babin, please visit

Buddy Carter, Pharm. D.
Georgia – District 1

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.

For more information about Buddy Carter, please visit

Dr. Larry Bucshon
Indiana – District 8

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.

For more information on Dr. Bucshon, please visit

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.

For more information about Rodney Davis, please visit

Dr. Bill Cassidy
Louisiana – Senate

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.

For more information on Bill Cassidy, please visit

Dr. Andy Harris
Maryland – District 1

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.”

For more information about Dr. Harris, please visit,

Dr. Paul Gosar
Arizona – District 4

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.

For more information about Dr. Gosar, please visit, 

Dr. Phil Roe
Tennessee – District 1

As a physician, Phil has delivered nearly 5,000 babies in his 30 years of practice. David “Phil” Roe represents Tennessee’s First Congressional District and has brought his many years of experience as a physician to bear in the national healthcare debate.

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Alex Mooney
West Virginia – District 2

A West Virginia native, Alex Mooney served in the state senate for more than a decade, fighting for lower taxes and less government spending. He knows first hand how crucially America needs health care reform, seeing the current changes negatively impact his wife, a neurosurgeon, and her patients. He believes Americans should be allowed to make personal health care decisions and is in favor of free-market health care reforms to keep the cost affordable.

For more information about Dr. Harris, please visit,

Glenn “GT” Thompson
Pennsylvania – District 5

“GT” Thompson learned the importance of access to quality and affordable health care as he served nearly 30 years as a therapist, rehabilitation services manager and licensed nursing home administrator in Pennsylvania. As a Congressman, he introduced the STEP Act, which, now as law, removed out-of-date requirements to deliver health care to our military servicemembers.

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Dr. Mike Simpson
Idaho – District 2

Mike Simpson represents the families, small businesses, farms and ranches of Idaho’s Second Congressional District. Mike voted over 40 times to repeal Obamacare and cosponsored legislation to repeal a special exemption for Congress from Obamacare.

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Dr. Brad Wenstrup
Ohio – District 2

Dr. Brad Wenstrup is a Congressman, podiatric surgeon and current lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. In 2005, Dr. Wenstrup served as a combat surgeon and chief of surgery in Iraq. For his service and actions, Dr. Wenstrup was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. Dr. Wenstrup firmly believes in opposing “harmful” legislation, such as Obamacare.

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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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Greg Murphy
North Carolina – 3rd Congressional District

Greg was the valedictorian of Raleigh Broughton High School, a Morehead Scholar finalist and received a Vice Presidential Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. In order to pursue his passion of medicine, Greg accepted a full scholarship to Davidson College where he graduated with honors in Pre-Med and Religion. He later graduated with honors from UNC-CH School of Medicine. Greg is a business owner, running his own private practice with a payroll of over 50 employees . He is also a member of the ECU School of Medicine Faculty and a former Chief of Staff of Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

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Dr. Richard McCormick
Georgia – District 7

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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