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PAC Corner

November 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 6

 Thanks again to all supported the AAPD PAC via the voluntary PAC contribution "check-off " on your 2012-13 dues statement. Your support is critical to our long-term success. We will recognize all contributors for the 2012 calendar year in the May 2013 issue of PDT.

You may recall from my previous column that the AAPD PAC maxed out for Congressman and dentist DrPaul Gosar (R-1st Arizona), providing $5,000 for his primary and $5,000 for his general election campaign. Were pleased to report that on Aug. 28, 2012, Gosar won the Republican primary in a three-way race with 51 percent of the vote. He avoided a run-off by gaining a majority of the votes, while the two challengers were far behind at 32 percent and 17 percent. Gosar is favored to win the general election.

Also as I noted in my previous column, there are a few additional candidates the AAPD PAC is supporting this election cycle, who were brought to our attention after the PAC Steering Committee meeting in March 2012. 

$1,000 was provided for the primary campaign of Dr. J. Scott Keadle (R) of North Carolina, a general dentist running in the 8th district. Unfortunately, Keadle lost in a run-off primary election on July 17, 2012 to Richard Hudson (district director for former U.S. Representative Robin Hayes).

$1,000 was provided for Congressman John Larson (D-1st Conn) at the request of pediatric dentist Dr. Scott Bialek. The Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentistry co-hosted an event for Larson in August with the Connecticut State Dental Association.

$1,000 was provided for Congressional candidate Jackie Walorski (R), running for the 2nd District in Indiana in a seat now open due to redistricting. The request came from South Bend pediatric dentist Dr. Michael Johns, who delivered the check. For more information about the campaign see: .

$1,000 was provided for Congressional candidate Steve Daines (R), running for the at-large seat in Montana being vacated by Congressman Rehberg, who is running for the U.S. Senate. The request came from affiliate trustee Dr. Jane Gillette of Bozeman, who delivered the check. Daines is a chemical engineer who spent 13 years with Proctor and Gamble working on products such as toothpaste. For more information about the campaign see: .

For further information about the AAPD PAC, please contact PAC Secretary C. Scott Litch at (312) 337-2169, ext. 29, or

Lewis A. Kay

PAC Steering Committee Chair


PAC Advisory Board member Dr. Curt S. Ralstrom (Clinton Township, Mich.) attended Sept. 24, 2012, breakfast fund-raiser for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). (l-r) Senator Stabenow, Dr. Ralstrom, and Lansing, Mich., Mayor Virgil Bernero.