Mitch Crane, former Acting Director of Consumer Services and Investigations under Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart, filed paperwork today that will enable him to raise money for the Democratic nomination for Insurance Commissioner in next year’s election. A formal campaign announcement will be made in January.
Crane, who lives in Lewes, is a lawyer and former judge. He’s been traveling the state lining up support for his run since he retired from the IC’s office in January. He has been active in Delaware Stonewall Democrats, currently serving as President, and the 14th RD Committee.
He will focus his campaign on returning the office to it’s roots – protecting the consumer instead of the insurance companies. From Crane’s website:
Now, more than ever, it’s profoundly important to ensure that your hard-earned dollars be put to best use. It is the job of the Insurance Commissioner to keep insurance premiums as low as possible by recruiting the best insurance companies to do business in our state; making sure that companies, and agents, doing business in Delaware abide by our laws; scrutinizing rate filings; working with the Legislature and Governor to pass consumer-oriented insurance laws and being an advocate for the insurance consumer, not the insurance company.
The Insurance Commissioner is the only elected official whose job is to protect the insurance consumer. That job is not currently being performed. If elected, I will stand up for the consumer as I have done all my professional life.
To find our more about Mitch and how you can help his campaign, visit his website www.mitchcranefordelaware.com.