TEXPAC, the political advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), voted to endorse Rep. Cindy Burkett (R- Sunnyvale), candidate for Texas Senate District 2.
Burkett has served in the Texas Legislature representing Dallas since 2010 in Districts 101 and after redistricting, District 113.
“TEXPAC is proud to support Rep.Burkett for Texas Senate, because she has been a consistent strong vote for medicine throughout her years of legislative service,” said TEXPAC Chair Dr. Robert Rogers, in a statement. “She clearly understands the growing health needs of our state and works to address them.”
TEXPAC voted to endorse Burkett during TMA’s fall conference earlier this month. Rogers said there is strong support for her among physicians who live in her district, an important consideration in TEXPAC endorsements.
TEXPAC has previously honored Burkett as a “Friend of Medicine.” Her opponent, Sen. Bob Hall, has been the “least effective member of the legislature in regard to medical issues and keeping Texans healthy,” Rogers said.
Senate District 2 includes parts of Dallas, Delta, Fannin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Rockwall, and Van Zandt counties.
TEXPAC is the largest state medical association PAC, representing more than 50,000 Texas physicians and medical students.