FMA PAC endorses Thad Altman for re-election in Senate District 16

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Florida Medical Association PAC, the largest supporter of pro-medicine candidates statewide, has endorsed State Sen. Thad Altman in his re-election bid for Florida Senate District 16.

FMA PAC announced its support the Melbourne Republican as he faces Monique Miller in the GOP primary and write-in candidate Lloyd Stanton French for the seat covering Brevard and Indian River Counties.

“The FMA is pleased to endorse Senator Thad Altman in his race for re-election,” said FMA PAC President Dr. Ralph Nobo. ““We look forward to working with him in future legislative sessions.”

“Health care is an issue that is very important to most, if not all, Floridians,” Altman said in a statement. “And I am pleased to work with the association to improve the landscape of medical care in Florida.”

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

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