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PPA Legislator of the Year Award

PPA began a new tradition in 2010 with the presentation of the Legislator of the Year Award. This award is presented to an elected member of the Pennsylvania legislature who has demonstrated legislative leadership and support of the pharmacy profession.

This Year's Recipient

The Honorable Judy Ward


Representative Judy Ward has had a huge impact on the district she represents as well as her service in Harrisburg.  She has served as the state representative for Pennsylvania’s 80th House District, which encompasses parts of Blair County.   Judy is a Registered Nurse, as well as a former small business owner, development professional and wellness coordinator for Ward Transport and Logistics. She is currently running for the Senate and we look forward to working with her and will be honored to call her Senator Ward. In the 2017-2018 legislative session, Representative Ward was the prime sponsor of House Bill 2211. This bill was a major priority for the pharmacy community and with Representative Ward’s diligent advocacy, it passed the House unanimously.  This bill prohibits gag clauses and allows pharmacists to freely discuss less costly options, including a patient not using their insurance.  Representative Ward is also a co-sponsor of HB 2212, our Fair Reimbursement in Medicaid legislation.  Representative Ward has been instrumental to PPA’s advocacy efforts in her role as a member of the House Health Committee and House Human Services Committee and is actively involved in our Pharmacy Caucus.


Past Recipients

2017  Honorable Matt Baker
2016 Honorable Frank Farry
2015 Honorable Tom McGarrigle
2013 Honorable Seth Grove
2010 Honorable Deberah Kula


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