State Offices:
NC Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshall

The NC Insurance Commissioner also serves as the State Fire Marshall. As insurance commissioner, they oversee the state’s insurance industry, which includes regulating, licensing, educating, and handling complaints. Their role, which was established in the late 1900s, is to protect customers from being taken advantage of and oversee many departments within the Department of Insurance. The duty of the Fire Marshall is to ensure that buildings and businesses comply with fire safety, protecting citizens from being trapped or unnecessarily hurt during a fire.

Incumbent
Mike Causey (R)
Causey's Platform

Mike’s goal “is to fight for more competition in the industry and to combat insurance fraud to drive rates lower for the North Carolina consumer.” He has cracked down hard on those gaming the insurance system in NC. Also, he worked in  opposition to government mandates and control  over health care in the state.

Challenger
Wayne Goodwin (D)
Goodwin's Platform

Wayne is currently the chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. He seeks upgrades to the Affordable Care Act, preserving coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions.​ During his time in office, Goodwin was able to save North Carolinians well over $2.4 billion.

Meet the candidates:
who's who?
Mike Causey
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Bio: When taking office in 2017, Causey had over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Mike’s goal “is to fight for more competition in the industry and to combat insurance fraud to drive rates lower for the North Carolina consumer.” Additionally, Causey seeks to make the office more consumer-friendly to support North Carolinians. Insurance claims have been frustrating so reforms that cut red tape and increase transparency are of the utmost importance. Protecting the people of North Carolina means minimizing insurance fraud and Causey has done just that by putting more than 1,000 people behind bars. He has worked in opposition to government mandates and control over health care in the state.

Wayne Goodwin
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Bio: Goodwin served as NC Insurance Commissioner between 2009 and 2016, being narrowly defeated in 2016. He is running again in 2020 to reverse the efforts of a Republican-held office under Causey. During his time in office, Goodwin was able to save North Carolinians well over $2.4 billion. Additionally, during his time, NC had the lowest average automobile insurance premiums in the country.  He seeks upgrades to the Affordable Care Act, preserving coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions.  In a similar vein, he supports expanding Medicaid. In the office itself, Goodwin remains committed to anti-discrimination and diversity  in the workplace.

Key endorsements:
who's supporting who?
Causey's Endorsements
Goodwin's Endorsements

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