MAPPS PAC Announces Candidate Support in November 8 Election

Reston, VA – The MAPPS Political Action Committee (MAPPS PAC) today announced it has contributed over $32,000 in support of 48 candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for the November 8 election.

"These candidates were selected by our PAC based on their records on geospatial and general business issues, committee assignments, leadership positions, and the status of their election campaigns," said MAPPS Executive Director and PAC Treasurer John Palatiello. "This election cycle, we continued the implementation of a comprehensive process of candidate evaluation, input from our members, and staff analysis." MAPPS staff personally interviewed more than 50 candidates for the House and Senate.

"The MAPPS PAC is a bi-partisan PAC that supports Republicans and Democrats who have records of demonstrated support for the private geospatial community and our free enterprise system, and responsiveness to MAPPS members," said Jeff Lovin, MAPPS PAC Chairman.

Contributions have been made to 7 U.S. Senate re-election campaigns, 38 House of Representative re-election campaigns, and 3 House of Representative challenger or open seat candidates. They are:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)
Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
Rep. John Mica (R-FL)
House Candidate John Rutherford (R-FL)
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA)
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
House Candidate Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN)
Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS)
Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY)
House Candidate Anthony Brown (D-MD)
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)
Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
New Hampshire
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
New York
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
North Carolina
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)
North Dakota
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)
South Carolina
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)
South Dakota
Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Rep. John J. "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr. (R-TN)
Rep. John Culbertson (R-TX)
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA)
Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA)
West Virginia
Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV)
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)

Formed in 1982, MAPPS is the only national association exclusively comprised of private sector firms in the remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. The MAPPS membership spans the entire spectrum of the geospatial community, including Member Firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing, surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, LIDAR, hydrography, bathymetry, charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes Associate Member Firms, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products and services to the geospatial profession in the United States and other firms from around the world. Independent Consultant Members are sole proprietors engaged in consulting in or to the geospatial profession, or provides a consulting service of interest to the geospatial profession. MAPPS provides its member firms opportunities for networking and developing business-to-business relationships, information sharing, education, public policy advocacy, market growth, and professional development and image enhancement. For more information about MAPPS, go to
The MAPPS PAC is a separate, segregated political fund filed with the Federal Elections Commission. It is the legal, ethical and professional way for members of MAPPS to engage in America’s great political process. The MAPPS PAC accepts voluntary, personal contributions from individuals in the geospatial profession to support candidates for Federal office who support the geospatial community and the free enterprise system. Under the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), the statute that governs the financing of federal elections, groups, such as trade and professional associations, can form committees to collect voluntary, individual contributions from members in a pool, and to make contributions from those committees to candidates for Federal office. No MAPPS, dues, corporate or foreign funds are involved. For more information about the MAPPS PAC, go to