This year, several ASA members are taking advocacy to the next level and are running for state elected office. On June 24, 2014, ASA member and past president of the Maryland Society of Anesthe-siologists, Timothy Robinson, M.D., won the Republican primary for Maryland State Senate District 42. This district covers part of Baltimore County. On November 4, Dr. Robinson will face incum-bent opponent Jim Brochin (D) in the general election.

ASA member Timothy Melson, M.D. won a runoff election on July 15 to become the Republican candidate for Alabama State Senate District 1, which includes parts of Limestone, Lauderdale, and Madison counties. If Dr. Melson is successful against opponent Mike Curtis (D) in November, he will be the first physician anesthesiologist elected to the Alabama Senate.

On August 7, ASA member Bryan Terry, M.D. won the Republican primary for District 48 of the Tennessee House of Representatives. District 48 covers...

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