The MCMS Meck PAC Board seeks to identify, educate and support those candidates who have a real understanding of the issues physicians face in caring for patients, and who support legislation that positively impacts the practice of medicine. These issues include but are not limited to, medical malpractice reform, payment and contract negotiations, pay for performance and scope of practice. The Meck PAC Board, along with the North Carolina Medical Society and other physician leaders across our state, decide who to support for election for state offices. They look at voting records, sponsorship of bills favorable to doctors, and campaign promises.
In 2012, Meck PAC supported Democrats and Republicans, incumbents and challengers. Most of these individuals were seeking office representing the citizens of Mecklenburg County. Throughout the election year, MECK PAC contributed about $17,000 to 24 separate campaigns in North Carolina. All but three of these campaigns were successful in their bid for election.
The Meck PAC Board continues to work with elected officials and is watchful for any legislation that may impact the practice of medicine. MECK PAC is a State PAC, and it is not currently allowed to contribute to those individuals seeking election to Federal Office. Please continue to support our efforts on behalf of all doctors.
“North Carolina law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, job title or profession, and name of employer or employer’s specific field for each individual whose contributions’ aggregate is in excess of $100 in an election cycle.”