The Washington State Dental Association Political Action Committee (DentPAC) is a state-level PAC formed to fund candidates and political causes that support the goals of organized dentistry.
The Washington State Dental Association Political Action Committee (DentPAC) is a state-level PAC formed to fund candidates and political causes that support the goals of organized dentistry. Campaign contributions are made to statewide and legislative candidates and ballot initiatives, such as fluoridation measures. DentPAC also provides information and training on political affairs affecting dentistry.
DentPAC does not make contributions based on a candidate's party affiliation. The sole reason to fund candidates is to build a positive relationship with them, one that allows access to voice dentistry's position on legislation that affects the profession. The DentPAC Board determines contribution levels upon advice of WSDA's lobbyists, staff and Grassroots dentists who are familiar with candidates. Dentists have learned that their contribution through DentPAC speaks for the profession, even if they might individually oppose the candidate's views on other issues not related to dentistry.
DentPAC is funded from a $100 annual allocation from each member’s dues and from voluntary contributions and governed by a 9-member Board of Directors appointed for two-year terms by the WSDA Board of Directors.
The current DentPAC Board of Directors are:
Dr. Michael D. Spektor, Chair
Dr. John C. Lo, Vice Chair
Dr. Victor J. Barry
Dr. Chris E. Dorow
Stephanie Campbell, ASDA Representative
Dr. Jennifer K. King
Dr. Christine L. Kirchner
Dr. Brady C. McDonald
Dr. Cynthia R. Pauley