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California State Government November 3, 1998 General

Insurance Commissioner

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Chuck Quackenbush 4,005,343 votes 49.9%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: State Insurance Commissioner
Diane Martinez 3,518,178 votes 43.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California State Lawmaker
  • Phone: (213) 721-8299; Addr: P.O. Box 1386, Rosemead, CA 91770; Email:
Dale F. Ogden 169,867 votes 2.2%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Insurance Consultant/Actuary
  • B. A. Mathematics 1974, Towson State University
  • Associate of the Society of Actuaries (life & health insurance)
  • Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries
  • Member of the International Actuarial Association
  • Reduce Budget $100 million (80%) to pre-1990 levels
  • Eliminate unnecessary rate regulations and let insurance companies compete
  • Abolish the California Earthquake Authority
Barbara Bourdette 130,755 votes 1.6%
  • Party: Natural Law
  • Occupation: Businesswoman/Educator
Gary R. Ramos 116,036 votes 1.4%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Private Investigator
Merton D. Short 92,950 votes 1.1%
  • Party: American Independent
  • Occupation: Aviator

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