MN’s Black doctors endorse Tim Walz for governor

The Minnesota Association of Black Physicians (MAPB) has announced its endorsement and support of Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. The organization cited a commitment to remove healthcare disparities as a primary reason for the decision.

“After considering all the candidates and their positions on healthcare, especially for Communities of Color, we strongly support Tim Walz for governor,” said Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., MABP President.

Dr. Crutchfield and his colleagues specifically cited the commitment shown by Walz/Flanagan to a strong public healthcare option for those who may have been excluded from coverage in the past.

“The future of every community requires access to quality care,” Crutchfield continued. “While we seek to protect the doctor/patient relationship, we believe that relationship is not available to too many who have historically been left behind. Tim Walz appears best suited among the leading candidates to address coverage gaps that are unacceptable in Minnesota today.”


The MABP is a non-profit organization created to provide education, support, camaraderie, and advocacy for Minnesota’s physicians with a special emphasis on supporting physicians of color. Initially created by Black/African-American physicians, the MABP embraces Minnesota physicians and patients of all races, ethnicities, genders, and preferences and welcomes them to become members and seek care from physician members.