Elected Experience: Served as Insurance Commissioner since 2001. Also served as a North Thurston School Board member, State Representative and Senator for the 22nd Legislative District and U.S. Representative for the 9th Congressional District.
Other Professional Experience: Worked as an optometrist for 20 years; small-business owner; served as Director, Region 10, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Education: Bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University; master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA.
Community Service: Retired U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel with 20 years of service. Active member of a number of community service organizations.
Statement: Mike Kreidler is a strong and independent voice willing to stand up to powerful industry interests as an advocate for insurance consumers. In his first four terms as insurance commissioner, Mike Kreidler saved consumers in our state over $300 million in auto and homeowners’ insurance by cutting excessive premium rates. His consumer protection staff has helped thousands of Washingtonians with insurance problems, recovering over $160 million in wrongfully delayed or denied claims.
The people of our state deserve quality, affordable health insurance. Mike Kreidler has worked tirelessly to make sure that insurance companies can no longer deny coverage. He is proposing legislation to stop patients from receiving surprise bills resulting from emergency medical services. He will continue working with community, business and legislative leaders to further improve access to affordable health care and reduce the number of uninsured in our state.
Mike Kreidler is a proven leader who has served the people of Washington with dedication, fairness and hard work. That’s why he consistently earns endorsements from consumer, labor, business, retiree, educational and health care organizations and individuals across our state.
Please join them by electing Mike Kreidler to another term as your Insurance Commissioner.