Legislative Affairs 

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Legislative Affairs Committee

 

The Legislative Affairs Committee is responsible for organizing the legislative programs of the Association. This includes the responsibilities of the related venue, speaker(s), invited legislators, expenses, and advertising. The Executive Board has committed to organizing at least two legislative events annually for the membership. The chair of this committee is appointed by the President of the Association.

 

Advocating on behalf of the pharmacy profession and contributing at a local level can accomplish great things. The profession of pharmacy faces opposition, and as health care providers, it is important for us to share our thoughts on key pharmacy issues and educate elected officials on what we do, what needs to happen for us to continue providing safe and effective patient care, and why certain pieces of legislation will have a positive or negative impact on our practice. With this in mind, the Legislative Affairs Committee has organized itself to have at least one GCPA Delegate for each representative and senator within our local association territory.

 

Developing personal relationships with legislators and others holding political office; volunteering to work on a candidate’s campaign; inviting a legislator to visit your practice site; and writing letters, sending e-mails and making phone calls to help educate legislators on specific issues are all critical advocacy activities. And these activities are not limited to just the GCPA Delegates. To learn about the issues facing pharmacy, how you can advocate for the profession, and about the Pharmacy Political Action Council, visit the links below.

 

 

Previous Legislative Involvement

 

Pharmacy Day Breakfast Meeting

Legislative Day Breakfast Meeting

Local Legislative Coffee Hour Series

Senator Roger Kahn Fundraiser

MPA House of Delegates

 

 

Committee Members

 

Tony Lin, Committee Chairman

tlin@diplomat.is

 

Bob Fleece

bfleecer@yahoo.com​

 

Jeff Rowe

jrowe@diplomat.is

 

Suzanne Smith

suzyq_rx@hotmail.com

 

Deborah Huber

dhuberrph@gmail.com

 

Joe Leonard

joeleonard8@comcast.net​

 

 

Mike Zengerle

​mzengerle@prodigy.net

 

Tom Schinzel

tomschinzel@yahoo.com

 

Valarie Franklin

vfranklin@diplomat.is

 

Heidi Wagner

heidiho3x3@charter.net

 

Millie Mo

mmo@diplomat.is

 

Mike Crowe

mcrowe@mypharmacistnow.com

 

Committee Resources

GCPA Local Legislators and Delegates

 

Rep. Sheldon Neeley

House District 34

Genesee County (part); Flint (part)

GCPA Delegates

Mike Crowe

 

Rep. Pam Faris

​House District 48

Genesee County (part); Clio; Davison; Davison Township; Forest Township; Genesee Township; Montrose; Montrose Township; Richfield Township; Thetford Township; Vienna Township

GCPA Delegates

Heidi Wagner

Valarie Franklin

 

Rep. Phil Phelps

House District 49

Genesee County (part); Flint (part); Flint Township; Flushing; Mount Morris; Mount Morris Township; Swartz Creek 

GCPA Delegates

Jeff Rowe

Joe Leonard

 

Rep. Charles Smiley

House District 50

Genesee County (part); Burton; Grand Blanc; Grand Blanc Township; Mundy Township

GCPA Delegates

Bob Fleece

 

Rep. Joseph Graves

House District 51

Genesee County (part); Argentine Township; Atlas Township; Clayton Township; Fenton (part); Fenton Township; Flushing Township; Gaines Township; Linden; Oakland County (part); Groveland Township; Holly Township; Rose Township

GCPA Delegates

Tom Schinzel

Mike Zengerle

 

Rep. Ed Canfield

House District 84

Huron County; Tuscola County

GCPA Delegates

Suzanne Smith

 

Sen. Dave Robertson

Senate District 26

Genesee County (part); Atlas Township; Burton; Clio; Davison; Davison Township; Forest Township; Grand Blanc; Grand Blanc Township; Mount Morris; Mount Morris Township; Richfield Township; Thetford Township; Vienna Township; Oakland County (part); Brandon Township; Groveland Township; Springfield Township; Waterford Township

GCPA Delegates

Bob Fleece

Valarie Franklin

 

Sen. Jim Ananich

Senate District 27

Genesee County (part); Argentine Township; Clayton Township; Fenton; Fenton Township; Flint; Flint Township; Flushing; Flushing Township; Gaines Township; Genesee Township; Linden; Montrose; Montrose Township; Mundy Township; Swartz Creek

GCPA Delegates

Mike Zengerle

Tom Schinzel

 

Sen. Mike Green

Senate District 31

Arenac, Bay, Huron, Sanilac, and Tuscola

GCPA Delegates

Deborah Huber

 

U.S. Senate

Sen. Gary Peters

Sen. Debbie Stabenow 

GCPA Delegates

Jeff Rowe

Heidi Wagner

 

U.S. Congress District 5

Rep. Daniel Kildee

Genesee County; Other Non-GCPA Areas

GCPA Delegates

Joe Leonard

Mike Crowe

 

U.S. Congress District 10

Rep. Candice Miller

Tuscola County; Other Non-GCPA Areas

GCPA Delegates

Suzanne Smith

Deborah Huber

Committee Calendar