11 Questions for Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner Candidates

BY - October 24, 2018

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Candidates Election 2018
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Much like the Public Service Commission plays a large role in determining how much you pay to turn on your lights, the insurance commissioner regulates how much companies can charge you in premiums to protect your home and car. They also keep watch on health insurance providers. Under Ralph Hudgens, the Republican incumbent who promised to obstruct the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in Georgia, auto insurance rates rose thanks to an improving economy—and the commissioner’s willingness to sign off on companies’ requested rate hikes. Below, our 11 questions for the candidates and their responses, which have been edited for length and clarity.

  1. Jim Beck (R)
  2. Donnie Foster (L)
  3. Janice Laws (D)