Candidates Vie for AAFP Leadership Positions

Review Stances, Pose Questions via Candidates' Web Page

May 30, 2012 12:25 am News Staff

Ten candidates are seeking election to Academy offices and the AAFP Board of Directors. The AAFP Congress of Delegates will elect officers and new directors Oct. 17 in Philadelphia. But before then, you can find out what the candidates' views are on issues that matter to you by exploring the 2012 Candidates Web page.

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You also can ask questions of this year's candidates via the 2012 Candidates Question & Answer Forum (Members Only) option shown on the main candidates Web page or by using the Question & Answer Forum link shown in the left-hand column of each individual candidate's page. Each office also has its own Web page with a link to the Q&A forum for the candidate or candidates for that office. After you've posed your question, be sure to check back later to see the candidates' responses.

You also can be notified when new forum posts are submitted by subscribing to a specific forum's RSS feed. The forum feeds offered are Board of Directors, President-elect, Speaker and Vice Speaker. Simply click on the RSS icon beneath the forum feed you want to receive and follow the steps shown to subscribe.

If you find you share common ground with certain candidates on issues important to you, your practice and your patients, consider asking your chapter delegates to the AAFP Congress to vote for those candidates.

For President Elect

[Reid Blackwelder, M.D.]

Reid Blackwelder, M.D. Kingsport, Tenn.

[Conrad Flick, M.D.]

Conrad Flick, M.D., Cary, N.C.

[Laura Knobel, M.D.]

Laura Knobel, M.D. Walpole, Mass.

For Speaker

For Vice Speaker

[John S. Meigs, Jr., M.D.]

John Meigs Jr., M.D. Centreville, Ala.

[Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H., candidate for 2012 AAFP vice speaker]

Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H. Chicago

For Director

[Richard Corson, M.D.]

Richard Corson, M.D. Hillsborough, N.J.

[Carlos Gonzales, M.D.]

Carlos Gonzales, M.D. Patagonia, Ariz.

[Rebecca Jaffe, M.D., M.P.H.]

Rebecca Jaffe, M.D., M.P.H., Wilmington, Del.

[Clifton Knight, M.D.]

H. Clifton Knight, M.D., Indianapolis

[Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D.]

Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D., Castroville, Texas