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Insurance Commissioner

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mike Kreidler (D) 1,402,650 59.13%
Chirayu Avinash Patel (R) 644,446 27.17%
Anthony Welti (L) 324,921 13.70%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Mike Kreidler


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Complete Coverage

Kreidler marks milestones, Patel has roadblocks in run for Washington insurance commissioner

Mike Kreidler, Democrat running for re-election as state insurance commissioner, has several milestones he can point to as he seeks a sixth term.By comparison, Republican challenger Chirayu Patel would seem to have more roadblocks than other challengers seeking statewide office. 

Spin Control: Wrapping up loose ends from Tuesday’s primary

Candidates have to believe they can win and shouldn’t discard that faith until absolutely necessary. But neither should they tempt fate the way initiative entrepreneur turned would-be governor Tim Eyman did Tuesday night.

Two Democrats to face off for Washington lieutenant governor in November

A Democrat is almost guaranteed to be Washington’s next lieutenant governor.

‘I’m going to take power from Washington’: Libertarian presidential nominee stumps in Spokane

Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen brought her case to voters in Spokane on Friday, arguing the country has more choices than Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Health care rights for transgender patients in flux due to Trump administration rule change

After the Department of Health and Human Services scrapped an Obama-administration rule to protect transgender men and women from being discriminated against by federal health care programs, Washington state will extend protections to residents with state-regulated health plans.

With Inslee running for re-election, other Democrats staying put

By running for a third term, Gov. Jay Inslee has kept more Democrats in place in the 2020 elections but energized Republicans.

Another company billing itself as offering faith-based health coverage ordered to stop selling in state

OneShare Health is the latest firm targeted by Mike Kreidler, who argues several companies selling health coverage policies don’t fit state and federal definitions for “health care sharing ministries.”

Kreidler: Trinity to pay fine, stop selling health ‘sharing’ policies

Trinity agrees to stop selling health “sharing” policies, pay $150,000 fine, insurance commissioner says.