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CPA Political Action Committee Campaign Contributions Yield Wins! 

Each election season, CPA’s Political Action Committee (PAC), led by CPA Legislative Chair and the CPA Board Past President, works closely with our professional Lobbyist, Jeannie Vanderburg of the Capstone Group, to identify candidates who support psychology and psychologists.

This year, CPA’s PAC provided contributions to six candidates: three Democrats and three Republicans. Three of these candidates faced very competitive general elections: Dafna Michaelson Jenet, Rep. Kraft Tharp, and Sen. Larry Crowder. Of the six candidates we contributed to three were Democrats and three were Republicans.

  • Senate Senator-elect Bob Gardner (R), candidate for SD 12, defeated his opponent receiving 75.5% of the vote to his opponent’s 24.4% of the vote.
  • Senator Larry Crowder (R), Incumbent candidate for SD 35, defeated his opponent Jim Casias receiving 59.7% of the vote to his opponent’s 36.2% of the vote.
  • House Representative Jonathan Singer (D), Incumbent candidate for HD 10, won 60.2% of the vote to his opponent’s 39.77%.
  • Representative Lois Landgraf (R), incumbent candidate for HD 21, won 68.9% of the vote to her opponent’s 31%.
  • Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D), incumbent candidate for HD 29, won 54.5% of the vote to her opponent’s 45.5% of the vote.
  • Dafna Michaelson Jenet (D), candidate for HD 30, defeated incumbent Representative Joann Windholz (R), securing 52.5% of the vote to Windholz’s 47.4% of the vote.

An in-depth review of the 2016 election results as pertaining to CPA can be found under the Members Only tab. 

CPA President Olga Vera quoted in APA article, "Self-care for Psychologists in the Wake of Violence."

"Give yourself permission to be vulnerable, and to ask for help,” says Olga Vera, PhD. “Do these things where you feel safest, among the communities that nourish you — with your colleagues, your family or your friends.”
Read the entire article here.
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