Election Night for Insurance Geeks: 2020 Edition

We are less than a week from a presidential election, with control of Congress in play. Meanwhile, shifts in state legislatures have the potential to change the direction of policymaking and impact the redistricting process. And, 11 gubernatorial elections are on 2020 ballots. Plenty to watch.

That said, for insurance regulatory stakeholders, the top of the ticket in some respects is those insurance commissioners independently elected statewide. Here’s a rundown on that field.

Which Commissioners Are Elected: A Recap

Commissioners in California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Washington and the Virgin Islands are elected by the public every four years. The remaining commissioners are appointed by their governors (often subject to Senate consent), with the exception of a few states using a commission or other unique process.

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About the Author: Patrick D. Hughes

Pat Hughes is a strategic advisor, public policy advocate and regulatory attorney for insurance industry clients across all product lines and services. Clients turn to Pat when important regulatory, legislative and policy matters in various arenas — state and federal agencies, the NAIC, legislatures and international regulatory bodies — create challenges or opportunities for their businesses. He leverages a dynamic, multijurisdictional Faegre Drinker team that is able to deploy proactive national and local regulatory and public policy strategies where clients’ needs are most complex and significant. Visit Patrick's full bio on the Faegre Drinker website.

About the Author: Kacey E. Stotler

Kacey Stotler serves the insurance industry as a public policy advocate and strategic advisor. She helps clients plan and execute government advocacy strategies, understand legislative developments and manage coalitions. Kacey also works on a series of engagements designed to improve health insurance and health insurance access across commercial and government markets. Visit Kasey's full bio on the Faegre Drinker website.

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