I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I am running for a third-term as North Carolina’s Insurance Commissioner.
One of the greatest honors of my life was serving as North Carolina’s Insurance Commissioner for two terms from 2009 to 2016. During that time, I fought to:
- Save North Carolina consumers and families well over $2.4 Billion, including returning $156 Million directly to 215,000 Tar Heel families.
- Achieve the lowest average automobile insurance premiums in the country, successfully barring increases for three years.
- Reject many insurance rate increases, and the courts upheld my outright rejection of a major homeowners’ insurance rate increase across the state.
- Assess the largest fine in NC history against an insurance company that had inadvertently harmed many thousands of consumers, a multi-million-dollar fine that helped fund our public schools.
Over the past three years, the Republican-led Department of Insurance has failed everyday North Carolinians. Our insurance rates have gone up year after year, and North Carolinians no longer have the lowest average auto insurance premiums in the nation. There’s a lot of work left to be done, and I know I am up for the job.
I’ve had the opportunity to travel across North Carolina and listen to voters’ concerns over the changes that have taken place since 2016.
And one thing is clear: from Murphy to Manteo, people are tired of politics getting in the way of both healthcare and monetary savings for families across the state. They’re tired of #RateHikeMike.
I look forward to sharing my vision for North Carolina with voters across the state during this election cycle. I hope to have an opportunity to have a conversation with you along the way.
In the meantime, come back and visit this page in the weeks ahead for the latest updates.