Job Description

* Term of Office: 4 years
* Oversees and directs all functions of the Department of
* Licenses, regulates and examines insurance companies.
* Answers public questions and complaints regarding the insurance
* Enforces the laws of the California Insurance Code and adopts
regulations to implement the laws.
* SALARY - $95,052

1994 Candidates

Chuck Quackenbush - Republican
Art Torres - Democrat
Ted Brown - Libertarian
A. Jaques - American Independent

Review/Analysis by the California Journal

The Race for Insurance Commissioner: "Quackenbush and Torres have differing views of a job designed to ride hard on a large but arcane industry"

Past and present officeholders

Office Holder Party Affiliation Years in Office
John Garamendi Democrat 1991 - Present
Roxani Gillespie Republican 1989 - 1990


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