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National MS Society 2019 State Legislators of the Year

June 1, 2020

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society honors state legislators who have been pivotal in championing legislation that improves the lives of individuals affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) with the State Legislative Champion Award. These lawmakers were recognized by the National MS Society for their efforts in 2019.   

These legislators championed priority policies including home modifications, paid leave, step therapy, pharmacy benefit manager reform, and access to comprehensive health coverage. 

California 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Senator Toni Atkins, and Assemblyman Jim Wood 

Colorado 

Senator Faith Winter and Representative Matt Gray  

Florida 

Senator Debbie Mayfield and Representative Ralph Massullo, MD 

Georgia 

Senator Matt Brass 

Kentucky 

Representative Melinda Gibbons Prunty 

Minnesota 

Representative Patty Acomb 

Nevada 

Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel 

New Mexico 

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino  

North Carolina 

Senator Joyce Krawiec and Representative Larry Potts 

Texas 

Representative Stephanie Klick 

Wisconsin 

Senator Alberta Darling and Representative Debra Kolste 


Thank you to these lawmakers for supporting the National MS Society’s legislative priorities. 

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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