Illinois Dermatology PAC

Your state society's political advocacy starts with our political action committee -- the Illinois Dermatology PAC.  The PAC is an entity separate from the IDS and works to be a strong advocate for the dermatology profession in Illinois by helping to support the election of candidates for state office, primarily the state House of Representatives and the State Senate.

The top goal of the Illinois DermPAC is to help elect officeholders who understand the importance of a medical education and the training received by a dermatologist.  We seek to support candidates who either have demonstrated through votes in the legislature or by their statements that they agree with our concerns about protecting the quality of medical and surgical dermatology care in Illinois.  We also consider positions on other issues, including access to dermatology care, tort reform and medical malpractice issues, and a range of topics which would affect medical practices and small business owners in general.

Among the factors the committee considers when determining support for a candidate are:

  • Stated or demonstrated positions on issues important to dermatologists
  • Service on relevant legislative committees
  • Leadership positions in the General Assembly or state government
  • Personal recommendation of an Illinois dermatologist
  • Support from other medical professions
  • Electability - i.e., likelihood of success in the election

The Illinois Dermatology PAC is a state political action committee.  We do not make any contributions to candidates for federal office, such as Congress.

Financial Support from Dermatologists

The Illinois Dermatology PAC is funded through contributions of dermatologists throughout the state.  

Dermatologists-- WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS!  Send your contribution today..  any amount will be greatly appreciated!  Join the Illinois Dermatology PAC's "Leadership Team" by making a $5,000 contribution.

CLICK HERE for a "fillable" PDF copy of the contribution form.  You can complete the form on your computer and then print it out.  If you send by email, first save to a different file name on your computer, and then send as a file attachment.  

Submit the contribution form to: 
Illinois Dermatological PAC
10 W. Phillip Rd., Suite 120
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

by fax, to: 847/680-1682

Questions?  Contact the PAC Treasurer, Rich Paul . . .
   By email: [email protected]
   By phone:  847-680-1666