From state gubernatorial races to U.S. Senate races, physicians across the country are throwing their hats in the ring for the 2022 elections.
Here are 14 candidates running for office:
Ervin Yen, MD: Dr. Yen is running for Governor of Oklahoma as an independent.
Mehmet Oz, MD: Dr. Oz won the republican primary for Pennsylvania and is running for U.S. Senate as a republican.
Kelly Morrison, MD: Dr. Morrison has served in the Minnesota House since 2018, and is now running for State Senate as a democrat.
Alice Mann, MD: Dr. Mann is running for State Senate in Minnesota.
Aleta Borrud, MD: Dr. Borrud is running for State Senate in Minnesota as a democrat.
George Hruza, MD: Dr. Hruza is running for election to the Missouri State Senate as a republican.
Kermit Jones, MD: Dr. Jones is running for election to the U.S. House in California's third district to represent the state as a democrat after winning his June primary.
Asif Mahmood, MD: Dr. Mahmood is running to represent California in the U.S. House as a democrat after winning his June primary.
Larry Lazor, MD: Dr. Lazor is running for U.S. House as a republican from Connecticut following the cancellation of the August primary.
Timothy Reeder, MD: Dr. Reeder is running for election to the North Carolina House of Representatives following his win in the May republican primary.
Scott Jensen, MD: Dr. Jensen is running for governor of Minnesota as a republican after serving four years in the Minnesota Senate.
Jason Martin, MD: Dr. Martin is running for democratic governor of Tennessee after winning his primary earlier this month.
Josh Green, MD: Dr. Green is running for democratic governor of Hawaii after winning his primary earlier this month.
Bill Hauter, MD: Dr. Hauter is running for the Illinois House of Representatives following his win in June's republican primary.
Twelve hopeful candidates who did not make it past the primaries:
Bud Pierce, MD: Dr. Pierce ran for Governor of Oregon, but lost the republican primary in May.
Randy Grellner, MD: Dr. Grellner ran for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma before losing in the June republican primary.
Al Olszewski, MD: Dr. Olszewski ran for election to the U.S. House, representing Montana as a republican, but lost in the June primary.
Sam Alexander, MD: Dr. Alexander ran to represent the state of Missouri as a republican in the U.S. House, but lost in the primary earlier this month.
Gillian Battino, MD: Dr. Battino ran to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate, but didn't make it onto the democratic primary ballot in August.
Neil Shah, MD: Dr. Shah ran for governor of Minnesota as a Republican, but did not make it onto the primary ballot.
Glenn Hurst, MD: Dr. Hurst ran for election to the U.S. Senate in Iowa, but lost the June democratic primary
Kevin Baumlin, MD: Dr. Baumlin ran to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, but lost the democratic primary in May.
Niki Thran, MD: Dr. Thran ran for election to the U.S. Senate, but lost Vermont's democratic primary earlier this month.
Aaron Lieberman, MD: Dr. Lieberman ran as a democrat in Arizona's gubernatorial race, but withdrew in May.
Dave Welsh, MD: Dr. Welsh ran for election to the Indiana House, but lost in May's republican primary.
Al Gross, MD: Dr. Gross ran for Alaska House as a democrat, but dropped out of the race in May and endorsed two candidates; one republican and one democrat.