New Delaware Insurance Commissioner Names Transition Team

December 4, 2008

Delaware’s Insurance Commissioner-elect says she’s chosen former New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon to serve on her transition team.

Karen Weldin Stewart says she picked Gordon to evaluate the fraud unit in the insurance office. She says Gordon has executive experience and worked in law enforcement and was the only person she could find with both qualities.

Gordon pleaded guilty in 2007 to two counts of failing to give accurate tax information. Federal authorities had investigated his actions to see if he used his elected office to benefit himself. Charges of racketeering, wire fraud and mail fraud were dropped.

Stewart’s campaign manager, Elliott Jacobson, says Gordon’s crime is in the past and was a misdemeanor. Jacobson says it’s time to let the issue go.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal

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Latest Comments

  • December 4, 2008 at 4:30 am
    Nobody says:
    Stewart is just a front for State Senator Harris McDowell. He'll run the Commissioner's office through her. McDowell adopted her as his pet and made her his legislative aide ... read more
  • December 4, 2008 at 2:42 am
    One who knows her says:
    I know this woman. She fooled Delaware voters into electing her because they don't do background checks. Her claimed CV would never make it past a private employer's HR depart... read more
  • December 4, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    Not surprised says:
    Typical Delaware politics, the State is full to this type of corruption and no ever one calls them on it. Good old boy stuff. Should be called Delabama!
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