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FSHP PAC Year End Report - 2018
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FSHP 2018 Political Action Committee Year End Review


Thank you to all our present and future PAC Contributors!

The goal of the FSHP PAC is to provide campaign dollars to legislators who are pharmacy friendly AND willing to advocate legislatively on behalf of pharmacy issues. 

We advocate legislatively for the future of pharmacy:

  • Through expansion of pharmacist jobs by allowing us to practice at the top of our license
  • Pharmacists to be acknowledged as health care providers
  • Updated Physician-Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Legislation 
  • Improved Pharmacy Technician roles and jobs
  • Transparency in drug pricing

2018 Legislative Successes: 

Representative Cord Byrd, our 2018 legislator of the Year, will again sponsor our Collaborative Practice Legislation in 2019.
We made it through the House last year and now on to the Senate!!!

The Class III institutional pharmacy license was approved allowing permits to be created for hospital-affiliated institutional pharmacies, including central distribution facilities.
For more information go to:



FSHP: A look back at 2018

FSHP Legal Counsel and lobbyist, Larry Gonzalez, JD, retired this year after being with FSHP for more than 20 years. We sent Larry off to retirement with an FSHP Honorary Lifetime Membership. 

Our new FSHP lobbyist and General Counsel is Joseph Salzberg, JD, of Gray Robinson Firm.

Gray Robinson is a top 5 lobby firm in Florida with over 300 attorneys and consultants and 14 offices throughout the state.  Joseph immediately got to work and provided a campaign giving plan for our PAC. The plan involved supporting Bipartisan legislators likely to win AND be sympathetic to our issues.

We supported 15 legislators and of those 14 (93%) won their general election seats! 

Our PAC contributed over $40,000 in the 2018 elections. Thank you to all donors!!! 

Joseph set up meetings with legislators and coordinated legislative visits with constituents delivering the PAC checks while discussing pharmacy issues.

Special thanks to Dean Gary Levin of Larkin College of Pharmacy, Christian Calderon, Cheryl Elton, Jeff Bush, Mark Mikhael, and Stephanie Peshek who volunteered and did that.


Moving into 2019…

The PAC’s goal will be to raise over $50,000 in funds for legislators that support the profession of pharmacy. 

Our request is this:

Become a PAC supporter today! Your future depends on it.


Category Annual Pledge Amount Requested Monthly giving

FSHP Past Presidents and
Deans of Colleges of Pharmacy

$1,000 $100 / month
Pharmacist without school loans  $250 $20 / month
Pharmacist with school loans  $120 $10 / month
Pharmacy Technicians  $96

$8 / month

 Student Pharmacists $60 $5 / month



  Contributions to the PAC are not tax deductible and can be made at the following link:


In conclusion, we are seeking new PAC Executive Committee Members. To become a member of the PAC Executive Committee you must financially support the PAC.

Please email by Dec 31st to join the PAC Executive Committee.


Bill Kernan, FSHP President Elect and Founder of the PAC
Kathy Baldwin, Past FSHP President, FSHP PAC Chair
Nicole Meretsky, Student FSHP PAC member 2018-2019



Featured Members
Meghan J. ArwoodDedication and contributions to NCFSHP Regional Society

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