Five states held elections for insurance commissioner on November 4, 2008. Below is a summary of the results:
Karen Weldin Stewart, a Democrat and former deputy receiver for the Delaware Department of Insurance, succeeded in her third attempt for the post. She will succeed Commissioner Matthew Denn who was elected as Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor.
Monica Lindeen, a Democrat and former state legislator, was elected as State Auditor and will take over for John Morrison who is leaving due to term limits.
Wayne Goodwin, a Democrat, will take over for Jim Long who is retiring after 24 years in office. We previously reported on Jim Long’s retirement here. He currently serves as the Assistant Commissioner of Insurance and Assistant State Fire Marshall, and was previously a North Carolina State Representative.
Adam Hamm, a Republican and the incumbent, retained his position as insurance commissioner. As we reported here, he was appointed by North Dakota Governor John Hoeven to replace Jim Poolman who resigned before his term expired to become an insurance industry consultant.
Mike Kreidler, a Democrat and the incumbent, won a third term as Washington’s insurance commissioner. According to news reports, he plans on focusing his next term on health insurance reform.