Thursday, January 22, 2009
More health care professionals running for office?
Not sure, but I get a sense that a lot of physicians and other health care professionals are running for political office. Probably because they see and feel the pain.
One of the most interesting is Judy Baker, who is mounting a strong campaign as a Democrat in a usually Republican district, Missouri 9th.
She is trained as a practice manager.
From her campaign site: She joined MU’s University Physicians practice plan, first serving as director of operations at Capital Region Medical Group in Jefferson City during the University’s management of the facility and then as interim executive director of the entire practice plan until 2002. She left the University at that time and found her own consulting firm, now Cura Advantage. In addition to operating her business, she has served as part-time administrative director for ACTS International, a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to building partnerships that benefit the country of Georgia, and as an adjunct professor teaching managerial economics at Columbia College.
She served in the MO House for three years. Her campaign has been added to the Democratic Party's Red To Blue effort, which means she has raised enough money and support to possibly win.
The 9th District stretches from the Iowa state line to the Lake of the Ozarks and from Columbia to the western fringe of the St. Louis area.