Pharmacy's Political Action Committee of New York State (RxPAC) was established as a voluntary, non-profit organization registered with the NYS Board of Elections. This committee's charge is:
Joining the PAC helps develop friendly relationships with legislators and gets your concerns on their radar. This committee is your opportunity to make a difference in the political process. If you do not not let your voice be heard, your concerns will never be addressed. Ensure your legislator does not just hear the other side.
During the 2011-2012 election cycle, pharmacists contributed approximately $200,000 to RxPAC. These funds were contributed to individuals running for statewide political offices as well as seats in the NY Senate and Assembly. RxPAC funds are managed carefully by the RxPAC Chairman and RxPAC Board to maximize political clout.
Political Contribution Limits in New York State Election Law:
Campaign funding is highly regulated by the NYS Board of Elections. Contributions to RXPAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
Teachers, trial lawyers, unions, hospital associations and real estate interests have the largest PACs in New York. In comparison, RxPAC is of modest size.
Working toward a brighter tomorrow for us all!
Ray Maciocci, Chair
Beth Downing, Secretary
Ron Del Gaudio,