Papers Split on Insurance Commissioner Endorsements
A San Jose Mercury News editorial argues that Assembly member Dave Jones (D-Sacramento) is the "clear choice" for insurance commissioner. The editorial notes that "Jones has a long record of working to rein in health insurance premiums" and "was instrumental in passing the legislation making California the first state to set up a health care exchange for the uninsured." Meanwhile, the Modesto Bee argues that while "Jones has more expertise in health care reform," it believes "the state, and especially the San Joaquin Valley, will be better served by" Assembly member Mike Villines (R-Clovis) "largely because of his remarkable record of independence."
- "Dave Jones for Insurance Commissioner" (San Jose Mercury News, 10/18).
- "Mike Villines Best for California Insurance Commissioner" (Modesto Bee, 10/18).