March 02, 2016
ASA Member Wins Primary for Seat in Texas House
On March 1, ASA member Tom Oliverson, M.D., won the primary for Texas State Representative District 130. With 16,966 votes, or 70.05 percent, Oliverson defeated his primary opponent Kay Smith in the state’s Republican primary for the state office. Dr. Oliverson will not face a Democratic opponent in November’s general election and will be sworn in on January 10, 2017.
Dr. Oliverson is an active member of ASA and the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists. He also participated in the 2015 Specialty Physician & Dentist Candidate Workshop, which ASA co-hosts each year. ASAPAC supported Dr. Oliverson in his campaign.
ASA congratulates Dr. Oliverson on this very important win. He will be the second physician anesthesiologist elected to the Texas legislature. Physician anesthesiologists are holding a growing number of elected positions, including state legislators in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
Read more about this race here: http://communityimpact.com/houston/news/2016/03/01/district-130-primary-election/