TEXPAC Endorses Jason Villalba for the Texas House

May 7, 2012

AUSTIN – TEXPAC, the political advocacy arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), has announced its endorsement of Jason Villalba for the Texas House of Representatives in the May 29 Republican primary election.

“We’re pleased to announce our support of Jason Villalba for District 114. We are confident Jason will do the right thing for patients and the right thing for the medical community,” said Joe Todd, MD, chair of the TEXPAC Board of Directors.

North Texas physicians are excited about Mr. Villalba’s bid for the House of Representatives. “He understands physicians are small- and midsize-business people buried in red tape and regulations today. We know we can count on Jason to support legislation that improves the business climate for Texas businesses, which benefits physicians’ practices and their patients,” said Dallas cardiologist Richard W. Snyder II, MD, member of the TEXPAC Board of Directors.

“Mr. Villalba also recognizes physicians are the anchor of the health care delivery system. We know he will work to protect patients to ensure they continue to receive high-quality care from the person best trained to provide that care,” added Dr. Snyder.

“I am truly honored and humbled to have received the support and endorsement of the Texas Medical Association and TEXPAC,” Mr. Villalba said. “I recognize the special role that physicians play in our communities and the significant contribution that medical professionals make to the Texas economy. My pledge to all Texans is that I will fight tirelessly to ensure that we have a robust and patient-centered medical industry where physicians can deliver care and healing to our community without the fear of frivolous lawsuits and in a way that is economically efficient for and advantageous to all of our citizens.”

TEXPAC speaks on behalf of more than 45,500 Texas physicians and medical students, and nearly 8,000 alliance members. Organized in 1962, TEXPAC is one of the oldest political action committees in Texas. TEXPAC also is one of the largest bipartisan PACs in the state and ranks first in size among other state medical association PACs.