Welcome to PADPAC, the bipartisan political action committee of the Pennsylvania Dental Association. PADPAC's mission is to find and support candidates in the Pennsylvania General Assembly who make dental professionals and patients a top priority in their legislative and regulatory decisions. Through PADPAC, our government relations staff, lobbyists, and members can determine who has proven to be a friend of dentistry in Harrisburg. 

PADPAC is the foundation of PDA's advocacy efforts. In addition, PADPAC plays an active role in responding to how Pennsylvania's legislators impact dentists and patients. When our members are unable to personally advocate on behalf of an issue, PDA's government relations team continually represents your interests and has a proven record of success. It's through PADPAC that we have enjoyed so many legislative accomplishments. 

Your donation to PADPAC helps us develop positive relationships with legislators and allows dentists to retain a voice at the Capitol. 
 

Any member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association may join PADPAC. There are several levels of PADPAC membership to choose from and show your support:

Century Club:  $120-$199
Keystone Club:  $200-$499
Capitol Club:  $500-$999
Liberty Club:  $1000+
President's Club:  $2,500+
Student Member:  $5

PADPAC contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal Law requires political action committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for each individual whose contributions exceed $200 or more in a calendar year. Federal election laws require PDA to record whether a contribution is hard or soft. Political campaign contributions can be made with a personal check or credit card. Personal contributions ("hard dollars") can be used to support state legislative candidates and corporate contributions ("soft dollars") can be used only for PADPAC administrative expenses. A maximum of $40 of your hard dollar contribution will be sent to the American Dental Association Political Action Committee (ADPAC). The PADPAC board determines a lump sum amount of soft dollars contributed to ADPAC annually. There is no minimum amount you must contribute to PADPAC.