About the PAC

About the PAC

About the PAC2024-01-30T20:59:14+00:00
Represents Community Oncology

The Friends of Community Oncology PAC (FCO PAC)

We are devoted to growing our bipartisan influence in Washington, DC, representing community oncology professionals across the nation.

  • Allows us to pool our resources and raise the political awareness of community oncology while having an impact on the political process

  • Funded solely by supporters of community oncology

  • Entirely bipartisan, supports the campaigns of our congressional champions, and gives these lawmakers essential visibility to our issues
  • Most effective and transparent way of establishing long-lasting relationships with lawmakers on behalf of our industry while also supporting our allies in Congress

“Friends of Community Oncology PAC represents the voice of more than 13,000 physicians at 5,750 oncology and urology practices across the country. With growing competition funded by the deep pockets of the insurance companies, hospital systems, and PBMs, FCO PAC is a critical tool in cultivating relationships and communicating the issues that matter most to our patients, our practices, and the communities we serve.

Your support, at any amount, allows us to tell our story.”

Ted Okon

Meet our amazing team

Board of Directors & Administrative Staff

Ted Okon, MBA


Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP

Vice Chair

Ricky Newton, CPA


Michael Diaz, MD

Assistant Treasurer

Nicolas Ferreyros


Deandra Dickson

Administrative Assistant


Frequently asked questions

Still have questions? Please contact us HERE.

What is a PAC?2024-01-24T15:37:37+00:00

A political action committee (PAC) is an organization registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for the purpose of pooling together funds from contributors in order to financially support federal candidates running for public office.

Why a PAC?2024-01-24T15:37:58+00:00

There are 535 members of Congress in Washington, DC, who have the authority to legislate and oversee regulatory actions that can affect our practices. A PAC is the most effective and transparent way for community oncology professionals to ensure their practices and patients avoid the burdens of misinformed legislation and regulatory action. Through the PAC, we have a seat at the table with the most critical audiences in Washington, DC. Active political engagement is vital to maintaining a competitive advantage.

Is FCO PAC a Super PAC?2024-01-24T15:38:25+00:00

No, FCO PAC is not a Super PAC and cannot accept or disburse unlimited contributions, nor can FCO PAC accept corporate donations in any amount.

Is FCO PAC bipartisan?2024-01-24T15:38:57+00:00

Yes, FCO PAC is committed to bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress.

Is FCO PAC regulated?2024-01-24T16:11:34+00:00

PACs are highly regulated and disclose all activities for public consumption on the FEC’s website.

Do other associations and medical professional organizations have PACs?2024-01-24T16:12:01+00:00

Nearly 2000 trade associations have PACs, including many representing medical professions includong surgeons, radiologists, nurses, rheumatologists, and more.

How does FCO PAC choose who to support?2024-01-24T16:12:15+00:00

All candidates are evaluated by the FCO PAC Board of Directors and chosen based on criteria independent of political party.

Who can contribute to FCO PAC?2024-01-24T16:13:47+00:00

US citizens or green card holders over the age of 18 can contribute to FCO PAC.

Is there a maximum or minimum contribution amount?2024-01-24T16:12:42+00:00

FCO PAC can accept a maximum of $5,000 per year from contributors. There is no minimum contribution required.

*Every voice matters and every contribution is maximized to help our cause.

How can I join?2024-01-24T16:12:56+00:00

Please visit www.fcopac.org/join/ to join today!

How can I change my contribution level?2024-01-24T16:13:10+00:00
Are donations tax deductible?2024-01-24T16:13:22+00:00

No, under IRS rules, individual contributions to PACs are not tax-deductible.

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