Insurance commissioners normally have a tough time getting media attention. The job is one of those positions that, if they are doing their job, most people do not remember they are there. No offense to insurance commissioners, but it is largely a job that requires one to go about their business, without much spotlight, and, generally, not many opportunities for political gamesmanship.

The previous insurance commissioner in Georgia did catch quite a few headlines for a while, but not for reasons most elected officeholders would prefer. Fraud and money laundering are not good strategies for a reelection campaign. They can also get you suspended from office, like Gov. Brian Kemp did to Jim Beck in 2019. Beck was suspended following his indictment on charges that he defrauded his previous employer out of $2 million, spending at least part of the money on funding his campaign for commissioner.   

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