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Commissioner Posts On the Line in Election

While the presidential and congressional races garner the most attention in advance of the November 8 election, several insurance commissioner races are on state ballots....
November 2, 2016

While the presidential and congressional races garner the most attention in advance of the November 8 election, several insurance commissioner races are on state ballots. And one state is voting on a proposal to create a single-payer health system.

In North Carolina, Democratic incumbent Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is seeking re-election to a third term in a commissioner’s race against Republican candidate Mike Causey, whom Goodwin narrowly defeated in 2012.

In Washington state, Democratic incumbent Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will try to extend his title as the nation’s longest-tenured commissioner against Republican Richard Schrock. If he wins, Kreidler will serve a fifth term.

There’s a three-way race in North Dakota, where Republican candidate Jon Godfread, Democrat Ruth Buffalo and Libertarian Nick Bata will attempt to gain the open post currently held by Adam Hamm.

In Delaware, two-term incumbent Karen Weldin Stewart was upset in the Democratic primary race by Trinidad Navarro, who will face Republican candidate Jeff Cragg, a 24-year insurance industry veteran who narrowly won his primary race.

In Montana, Republican candidate Matthew Rosendale and Democrat Jesse Laslovich are vying for the open post currently held by Monica Lindeen, who could not run again due to term limits.

Meanwhile, Colorado voters will decide whether to back Amendment 69, which would create a single-payer health initiative for the state.

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