ADA members campaign for Congress
September 28, 2016
— Four Association member dentists are running for Congress with support from the American Dental Political Action Committee.
Presented here, in order of tenure:
Rep. Mike Simpson,
R-Idaho, is seeking re-election in the 2nd district.
Dr. Simpson was raised in Blackfoot, Idaho, and completed dental school at the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis. He is currently serving his ninth term in the House of Representatives, where he is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. He also serves on the Interior and Environment Subcommittee and the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
Rep. Paul Gosar,
R-Arizona, is seeking re-election in the 4th District.
Dr. Gosar resides in Prescott, Ariz., and received his dental degree from the Creighton Boyne School of Dentistry. He is currently serving his third term in Congress and is a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He is also vice chair of the Natural Resources Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee and the Congressional Western Caucus.
Dr. Brian Babin,
R-Texas, is seeking re-election in the 36th District, after first being elected in 2014.
He grew up in Beaumont, Texas, and completed dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. He serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Committee on Science, Space and Technology. He is currently chair of the House Subcommittee on Space.
Dr. Drew Ferguson
of West Point, Georgia, is running as a Republican in Georgia’s 3rd District.
Dr. Ferguson earned his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1992, where he has been an adjunct faculty member since 1998. Dr. Ferguson practices in West Point, where he served as mayor from 2008-16 before resigning to run for Congress.