Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 32° Partly Cloudy

Mike Kreidler

A candidate for Insurance Commissioner, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Democrat

Age: 77

City: Tumwater, Washington

Education: Graduated from Gen. Curtis High School in University Place; Earned undergraduate and Doctor of Optometry degrees from Pacific University; Earned master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA in 1972.

Political experience: State insurance commissioner since 2001; member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-94; Washington state senator, 1985-92; Washington state representative, 1977-84; North Thurston County school board, 1973-76.

Work experience: Former member Northwest Power Planning Council; former regional director Department of Health and Human Services; owned optometrist practice for 20 years; former member U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Campaign Fundraising: Raised almost $39,000 as of Sept. 8; largest donors include Washington Education Association and Justice for All PAC at $4,000 and Washington Medical PAC, Washington Dental PAC and Carpenters Union for $2,000. 

Family: Married to Lela Kreidler. Has three grown children.

Contact information

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Kreidler (D) 1,538,289 58.02%
John Adams (R) 1,112,949 41.98%

Details & headlines >>

Competitors