City: Lynnwood, WA
Education: Attended St. Martin’s College in Lacy, Wash., did not earn degree.
Political experience: Serving his second term as Snohomish County Fire District 1 commissioner.
Work experience: Part-time consultant on communications, advertising and public relations. Member of Snohomish County Emergency Radio System, Lake Stickney Conservancy and Sno-King Watershed Council. Served as director of state Department of Commerce in Gov. John Spellman’s administration.
The final two Spokesman-Review endorsements cover the insurance commissioner’s race and a simple housekeeping measure related to redistricting. Insurance Commissioner. When full-scale implementation of the Affordable Care Act occurred, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler was prepared. As a result, the state had one of the nation’s smoothest transitions to the new insurance market. Since then, he’s made sure insurance companies have complied with the many requirements of the federal law.
Four-term incumbent Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler faces a challenge from Republican Richard Schrock.