Nov 22, 2010

Five Fresh Faces Bring Health Care Perspective to 2011 Texas Legislature

The “Rookie Report” is always one of the most interesting segments of the TMA/Specialty Society State Advocacy Retreat. This year five incoming House members shared war stories from the campaign trail. I was quite impressed with this year’s crop of featured freshman, all of whom bring some important health care connections to the 2011 legislature. They were:
  • Rep.-elect Jose Aliseda (R-Beeville), whose father Jose is a retired anesthesiologist in McAllen.
  • Rep.–elect Sarah Davis (R-Houston), a cancer survivor whose Houston Medical Center district has more physicians and TMA Alliance members than any other in the state.
  • Rep.-elect J.M. Lozano (D-Kingsville), whose father, sister, and brother-in-law are all Texas physicians.
  • Rep.-elect Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood), who defeated two TEXPAC-member physicians in the spring primaries and now has a great working relationship with TMA.
  • Rep.-elect Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown), a surgeon who will become the fourth TMA member in the legislature next year.
(L-R) TMA EVP Lou Goodman, State Rep.-elect J.M. Lozano, and TMA Board Member Carlos Cardenas discuss the upcoming 2011 session of the Texas Legislature.

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