For Immediate Release: Monday, November 19, 2018
Michael Soller, (213) 446-1851
John Nam, (818) 726-7489
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Ricardo Lara claimed victory for California Insurance Commissioner. His opponent, Steve Poizner, conceded the race as election results showed Lara with a commanding lead.
“I am grateful for the support of California voters who deserve a strong consumer advocate. Helping communities recover from wildfires while preparing for the threat of climate change will be my first job as Insurance Commissioner. As communities are rocked by devastating wildfires, Californians need a healthy, honest insurance market that allows them to quickly rebuild their lives and protects against future disasters.”
Lara will succeed Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. He is the first LGBT person to be elected to statewide office in California. As State Senator Lara authored laws that expanded healthcare and protected consumers and clean air, including:
- Expanded MediCal to cover 250,000 children regardless of their immigration status (Senate Bill 4, 2015)
- Extended homeowner protections against cancellation or nonrenewal of insurance for a year following a wildfire or other disaster (Senate Bill 824, 2018)
- Protected people in substance use recovery from patient brokering and insurance fraud (Senate Bill 1228, 2018)
- Expanded the Low Cost Auto Insurance Program to cover more Californians (Senate Bill 1273, 2014)
- Created the nation’s first climate insurance working group to preserve healthy forests and wetlands that can protect communities from the effect of climate change (Senate Bill 30, 2018)
Paid for by Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner
United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals Join Expansive Coalition Supporting Senator Ricardo Lara for California State Insurance Commissioner
LONG BEACH, CA -- Keeping up his torrid pace of locking down back-to-back endorsements, today State Senator Ricardo Lara, who is the officially endorsed candidate of the California Democratic Party, received the sought-after support of the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals in his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner. Just yesterday Senator Lara was backed by the United Farm Workers of America.
Since the inception of his campaign for California State Insurance Commissioner, State Senator Ricardo Lara has amassed wide-ranging support from leaders and organizations, including the following partial list:
Organizations Representing Working People
For more information please visit www.RicardoLara.com.
For Immediate Release
January 8, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies
LONG BEACH, CA --Further validating his status as the consensus choice for working people in the race for California State Insurance Commissioner, today State Senator Ricardo Lara earned a potent endorsement from the Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG). Representing 13,000 state-employed engineers and related professionals. PECG members are responsible for designing and inspecting California’s highways and bridges, ensuring that schools and hospitals are safe during earthquakes, and protecting our air, water and beaches.