Republican Vicky Schmidt re-elected as Kansas insurance commissioner

Republican Vicky Schmidt fended off a nominal Democratic challenge to start his second term as Kansas Insurance Commissioner on Tuesday.

The vote showed Schmidt’s apparent popularity, having represented Southwestern Topeka in the Kansas Senate before being elected to office four years ago. They were leading Cochrane by 62% to 38%.

The insurance commissioner serves as the state’s top regulator for insurance companies and is also the licensed insurance agent in Kansas.

There was no doubt that former pharmacist Schmidt would be re-elected. The only Democrat to hold this office in the last 100 years was Kathleen Sebelius.

Schmidt, who has touted work to modernize the office and how to become a licensed insurance agent, says her work has returned more than $24 million to residents and reduced fees.

“All of this helps us serve the people of Kansas in a better way,” she told attendees at a Kansas Republican event on Tuesday.

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