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California State Government November 2, 2010 Election
Insurance Commissioner Voter Information

Results as of Nov 30 4:33pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24845/24845)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Dave Jones Click here for more information about this candidate 4,756,969 votes 50.6%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, California State Assembly
  • Councilmember, City of Sacramento
  • Legal Counsel, U.S. Attorney General's Office (Clinton Administration)
  • White House Fellow (Clinton Administration)
  • Legal Aid Attorney, Legal Services of Northern California
  • Make the Insurance Commissioner's Office the strongest consumer protection agency in the nation
  • Advocate for universal single payer healthcare reform
  • Regulate health insurance rates
Mike Villines Click here for more information about this candidate 3,534,296 votes 37.6%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/State Assemblyman
  • CA State Assemblyman since 2004
  • Board Member, Maddy Institute for Leadership and Ethics at CSU Fresno
  • Owner, Panagraph (PR and gov't relations)
  • Chief of Staff, CA Senate/Assembly
  • Aide on environmental issues, Office of Governor Pete Wilson
  • CSU Fresno, Bachelor's degree in Political Science
  • Consumer protection and affordable insurance
  • Health and solvency of insurance industry
  • Reduce healthcare costs and reform system
Richard Bronstein 371,633 votes 4.0%
(This candidate has not provided any information to Smart Voter) Dina Josephine Padilla Click here for more information about this candidate 292,735 votes 3.1%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Injured Worker Consultant
  • Injured Worker-Patient Consultant
  • Certified Unit Health Coordinator
  • Certified Medical Assiatant
  • Sacramento Central Labor Council Board Member
  • SEIU Union Steward
  • Citrus Heights Area 6 Board Member
  • Prosecution of Insurance Industry for massive cost shifting to local & state government
  • Elimination of the Insurance industry in healthcare & we need a Single Payer Plan
  • Elimination of secrecy & confidential agreements between insurance companies & employers. Policy holders need to be included.
William John "Bill" Balderston Click here for more information about this candidate 251,063 votes 2.6%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Teacher/Union Organizer
  • BA - Brown University, 1969
  • executive board-Oak.Educ.Assoc 1993-2007
  • steering committee-Labor 4 P&J 2006-2010
  • steering committee-East Bay Sanctuary Covenant 1986-2010
  • steering committee-Vote Health 2010
  • classroom teacher-Oakland, 1985-2007
  • single-payer health care
  • regulating and/or government control of all corporations, as regards profit-rate and taxation
  • ending wars of occupation
Clay Pedersen 197,995 votes 2.1%
(This candidate has not provided any information to Smart Voter)
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Job Description

  • Oversees and directs all functions of the Department of Insurance.
  • Licenses, regulates, and examines insurance companies.
  • Answers public questions and complaints regarding the insurance industry.
  • Enforces California insurance laws and adopts regulations to implement the laws.
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