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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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Alex Mooney
West Virginia - District 02

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.

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Greg Murphy
North Carolina - District 03

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. Phil Roe
Tennessee - District 01

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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Dr. Mike Simpson
Idaho - District 02

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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Glenn “GT” Thompson
Pennsylvania - District 05

“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. Brad Wenstrup
Ohio - District 02

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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