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California State Government November 7, 2006 Election
Insurance Commissioner; State of California Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $165,200

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25090/25090)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Steve Poizner Click here for more information about this candidate 3,718,911 votes 51.0%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Entrepreneur
  • "Rookie Teacher of the Year"
  • I'll vigorously enforce the law to ban "Use it and Lose it."
  • I will aggressively seek prosecution of all those who are profiteering through fraudulent claims.
  • I will crack down on uninsured drivers and work to get them off of our highways.
Cruz M. Bustamante Click here for more information about this candidate 2,810,416 votes 38.5%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California Lt. Governor
  • I will make insurance rates affordable.
  • I will guarantee access to insurance for all Californians.
  • I will bring health insurance under the regulatory authority of the Insurance Commissioner.
Dale F. Ogden Click here for more information about this candidate 267,695 votes 3.7%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Actuary/Insurance Consultant
  • Associate Casualty Actuarial Society
  • Associate Society of Actuaries
  • Member American Academy of Actuaries
  • Member International Actuarial Association
  • Consultant to California Guaranty Association
  • Libertarian Candidate for Insurance Commissioner 1998 & 2002
  • Enhance Solvency Regulation to reduce cost of insurance company failures
  • Cut administrative bloat to reduce Insurance Department budget by $100 million
  • Reform the Conservation and Liquidation Office to save $billions
Larry Cafiero Click here for more information about this candidate 232,035 votes 3.1%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Newspaper Editor
  • Liaison to the Secretary of State, Green Party of California
  • County Council Member, Green Party of Santa Cruz County
  • Chairperson, Green Party of San Lorenzo Valley
  • Fix Workers' Compensation So-Called 'Reform'
  • Facilitate Introduction of Single Payer Health Care
  • Commissioner must be a Consumer Advocate, not an industry "rubber stamp"
Tom Condit Click here for more information about this candidate 161,232 votes 2.2%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Writer
  • Received 281,276 votes (3.9%) as Peace & Freedom Party candidate for Insurance Commissioner in 1990
  • Founding West Coast member, Teamsters for a Democratic Union
  • Member of Peace and Freedom Party since 1967
  • Crack down on insurance company discrimination, redlining and fraudulent denial of claims
  • A single public system of health care for all, without insurance company profits
  • A state automobile liability insurance program to cover every car and driver on the road
Jay Earl Burden 111,077 votes 1.5%
  • Party: American Independent
  • Occupation: Student

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  • Video Voter - Select "Insurance Commissioner", then candidate name to see a statement by Bustamante, Cafiero, Condit. Produced by Center for Governmental Studies (2 min. each)
  • Free AirTime Project - Select "Insurance Commissioner" then candidate name to see interviews of Bustamante, Cafiero, Condit. Requires Adobe Flash and Windows Media Player. Produced by the California Channel. (30 min. each)
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