Lara re-elected as California Insurance Commissioner

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In California, incumbent Democrat Ricardo Lara defeated Republican challenger Robert Howell in his race for the Insurance Commission.

Lara won 58% of the votes and 94.9% of the precinct reports.

Howell ran with the promise of “serving as your personal watchdog guarding against wastage, fraud, and abused premiums.”

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

Howell, who owns and operates a Silicon Valley electronics company, has also pledged to work to help wildfire victims and homeowners who are struggling to get compensation.

Lara won her first election in 2018, defeating former Insurance Commissioner Steve Poisner.

Lara previously served as a state legislature and state senator.

Lara’s relationship with the insurance industry has been controversial at times.

he in october Ordered about 50 auto insurance companies to provide detailed information Consumers say they were overcharged because traffic dropped when California imposed the first coronavirus stay-at-home order in the United States.

he saw in him Calls for increased disclosure by insurers About investing in fossil fuels.

lara many times ordered insurance companies to maintain home insurance coverage next wildfire.

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