Doak Re-Elected as Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner

June 26, 2014

Republican John Doak has been elected to a second term as Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner.

Doak won another four-year term in the June 24 winner-take-all primary contest. Doak defeated longtime insurance agent Bill Viner. No Democrats or independents ran for the position.

Doak rode a tea party wave to oust a Democratic incumbent in 2010. He touted his visits to all of the state’s 77 counties during his first term and his efforts to ensure that victims of severe weather were fairly compensated for losses.

Viner campaigned on a promise to reduce insurance rates and criticized Doak for accepting campaign funds from entities regulated by the department.

Several elected officials in Oklahoma drew no opponent this election cycle, including Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones, Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Treasurer Ken Miller.

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