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Voters Decide Five Commissioner Races

On Nov. 5, Mike Kreidler (D) won a fifth term as Washington state insurance commissioner. Kreidler campaigned as a consumer advocate and won 60 percent of the vote against Republican Richard Schrock...
November 16, 2016

On Nov. 5, Mike Kreidler (D) won a fifth term as Washington state insurance commissioner. Kreidler campaigned as a consumer advocate and won 60 percent of the vote against Republican Richard Schrock.

In Delaware, New Castle County Sheriff Trinidad Navarro (D) was elected state insurance commissioner, outpacing Republican Jeff Cragg by a nearly 20 percent margin. Navarro said lowering insurance rates in Delaware will be among his top priorities. He will succeed Karen Weldin Stewart, who was defeated in September’s Democratic Primary.

In North Dakota, Republican Jon Godfread won the election for insurance commissioner. Godfread won with 64.4 percent of the vote. His next closest opponent was Democrat Ruth Buffalo, who received 26.8 percent of the vote. Godfread will replace Adam Hamm, who did not seek re-election.

In North Carolina, insurance agency owner Mike Causey, a Republican, appears to have narrowly defeated incumbent Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, a Democrat. Causey has 50.43 percent of the vote, and is leading by more than 38,000 votes. However, there are over 50,000 provisional, absentee and military ballots yet to be counted. Results won’t be official until canvassing is complete on November 18.

In Montana, Republican Matt Rosendale defeated Democratic challenger Jesse Laslovich in the race for the Office of the Montana state Auditor, Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, garnering 53 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile, Colorado voters overwhelmingly defeated Amendment 69, which would have created a single-payer health initiative for the state. The margin was 80-20 percent against.

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