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Belle Chenault Award

The Board of Directors of the American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC) presents the Belle Chenault Award for Political Participation every two years to recognize physician spouses for their volunteer activities in state or federal political campaigns.

The Belle Cbellechaultimagehenault Award for Political Participation was established in 1990 and is awarded every two years by the AMPAC Board of Directors to the AMPAC/AMA Alliance member who has made significant personal contributions of time and talent in assisting friends of medicine in their quest for elective office at the federal and state level. Each state is encouraged to submit a nominee for state-wide recognition and consideration for the national award. The award was named for Belle Chenault, a former AMA Auxiliary member of the AMPAC Board of Directors, who encouraged political contributions on behalf of medicine. Belle Montgomery Chenault passed away on April 21, 2003. Her passion, courage and determination to serve the family of medicine lives on in those who strive to emulate her excellence.

Applications are due January 30, 2015.  See the link below to print the nomination criteria for the Award. Questions should be directed to the Political Education Programs Manager at 202.789.7465 or

Nomination Criteria for the 2015 Belle Chenault Award for Political Participation



1987 – June Bratcher, Texas

1989 – Becky Smith, Florida

1991 – Marilyn Grundy, Alabama

1993 – Susie Tonymon, Texas

1995 – Annabel Woodell, Tennessee

1997 – Cathy Toledo, Texas

1999 – Patricia DeHaan, New York

2001 – Cheryl Dolan, Florida; Carole Thompson, Texas

2003 – Pat Hyer, Texas

2005 – Darlene Medlock, South Carolina

2007 – Barbara Trautman, Tennessee

2009 – Gay Bowman, North Carolina

2011 – Dee Talmage, Ohio

2013 – Donna Rovito, Pennsylvania

2015 – Kim Moser, Kentucky


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