Clinicians for Progressive Care is pleased to endorse Drew Pate, MD, the progressive choice for Maryland Assembly 41st District (Northwest Baltimore). During twenty five years of practice as a physician, Dr. Pate has achieved a thorough and compassionate understanding of what makes our healthcare system unfair and unsustainable: a failure to meet people’s needs where they are, fairly and affordably. His campaign focuses on what the people of Baltimore need, and does not pit one group against another with insinuations of violence or dehumanization.

Dr. Pate is double board-certified physician in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. He completed medical school at LSU School of Medicine (elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha society) and completed residency at the Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore and at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital in Baltimore.

In addition to his prestigious academic training and clinical expertise, Dr. Pate has something which many candidates (and too many of our establishment political figures) do not understand: the knowledge that community based health care is a necessary way forward to provide healthcare to the neediest and most vulnerable in a way which meets their needs. As a grassroots candidate with the Green Party, Dr. Pate can work with neighborhoods to make change, without being beholden to the status quo.

We need universal care, community health as an intersectional effort to treat the effects of racism, understanding for those suffering from substance use disorder, and the expertise to bring those proposals to fruition. C4PC believes Dr. Pate is the candidate to make those happen.


Family physician, public health advocate, protestor, activist, experienced collaborator and team-builder.

Family physician, public health advocate, protestor, activist, experienced collaborator and team-builder.

Baltimore, MD (December 11, 2017) -- Clinicians for Progressive Care announces its endorsement of Richard Bruno, MD, to represent the 41st District, Northwest Baltimore, as delegate in Maryland’s Assembly. A family doctor and preventive medicine specialist, husband, father, and long-time advocate for social justice and universal healthcare, Dr. Bruno will bring a passionate, experienced, expert activism to Maryland state government. DONATE TO RICHARD BRUNO.

Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, the Treasurer of C4PC, says, “Dr.  Bruno is well known in Baltimore, and across Maryland and the entire US, as a tireless fighter for justice. He has volunteered in the trenches, as a union organizer, board member of many justice-minded health organizations, and campaigner for fair wages at Baltimore medical centers. But he’s no mere self-righteous firebrand: Richard was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to a state medical council. He knows what’s right and won’t back down - yet isn’t afraid to reach across the aisle for the good of Marylanders.”

Dr. Bruno is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and has attended some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, including Princeton University and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He trained in Family & Preventive Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Currently practicing medicine in Baltimore, he will bring what he’s learned from healing ordinary Marylanders to service in the Assembly.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements include Dotty Nygard, RN, for Congress in CA-10, Danielle Mitchell, MD, in TN-3, Allison Galbraith in MD-01, Matt Heinz, MD, in AZ-2, John Duncan in TX-6, Jason Westin, MD, in TX-7, and Bob Solomon, MD, in PA-18.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

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