The director of a northeast Kansas health insurance consulting company is running for next year’s Republican nomination for state insurance commissioner.
Beverly Gossage, of Eudora, announced her candidacy in a statement on Jan. 28.
Gossage describes herself as a conservative Republican who opposes abortion. She’s also a critic of the 2010 federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama.
State Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has said she’s not likely to run again next year. Praeger is a moderate Republican from Lawrence and was first elected commissioner in 2002.
Gossage is director of HSA Benefits Consulting, which helps other firms find affordable health insurance and set up health savings accounts for employees. She has also testified on health care measures in both Kansas and Missouri.
Kansas holds party primaries in August 2014.