Insurance Commissioner Low Will Not Seek Election in 2002
Harry Low, commissioner of the California Department of Insurance, informed his staff on Wednesday that he will not seek election next year for the position, the Los Angeles Times reports. Low was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis (D) to serve the remainder of former Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush's term. Quackenbush was forced to resign last summer "after allowing insurance companies" that "mishandl[ed]" claims from the 1994 Northridge earthquake to avoid fines. Low, whose appointment expires at the end of 2002, said he wanted to spend his remaining time in office working to "rebuil[d] the department" (Los Angeles Times, 9/20).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.