FMA PAC endorses incumbents Dane Eagle, Alan Williams

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Florida Medical Association PAC, the largest supporter of pro-medicine candidates statewide, endorses incumbent State Reps. Dane Eagle and Alan Williams in their efforts to return to the Florida legislature.

FMA PAC announced on Wednesday its support of Eagle for his bid for House District 77, and Williams for House District 8.

Eagle, a Cape Coral Republican, faces Jim Roach, Brandon Ivey and Terry Cramer in the GOP primary, as well as write-in candidate Jeremy Wood, for the district that includes the City of Cape Coral and some precincts in North Fort Myers.

“We are proud to endorse Representative Dane Eagle as he seeks a second term in the Florida House of Representatives,” said FMA PAC President Dr. Ralph Nobo. “Eagle is an up-and-comer in Florida politics, and we expect to see him accomplish great things and look forward to working with him for years to come.”

“I’m deeply honored to have the endorsement of the Florida Medical Association,” Eagle said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing our work together to provide Floridians with quality healthcare.”

Williams is a Tallahassee Democrat who faces Diane Williams-Cox in the primary, as well as write-in candidate James Sinclair for the region covering parts of metropolitan Tallahassee, Gadsden and Leon Counties.

“The Florida Medical Association is pleased to endorse State Representative Alan Williams as he runs to reclaim his seat in Florida House District 8,” Nobo said.” He has been a leader in Tallahassee and surrounding communities for more than a decade and has continued that leadership during his tenure in the Florida House. We look forward to working with Representative Williams to improve Floridians’ access to quality health care.”

“Florida doctors and health care professionals stand on the front lines of providing quality health care services, and I share their commitment for improving the health and well-being of all Floridians. I’m honored to earn the endorsement of FMA, and look forward to working with them to preserve high-quality and affordable health care for Floridians.”

Founded in 1974, FMA PAC supports state office candidates seeking to advance Florida’s medical community. Through voluntary contributions from healthcare professionals, FMA evaluates candidates who strongly support the state’s medical professionals. As Florida’s leading medical PAC, FMA raised over $1 million in 2013.

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