Garamendi Covers Workers’ Comp to Run for Lt. Governor in Talk with Insurance Journal

May 17, 2005

  • May 18, 2005 at 12:38 pm
    John says:
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    Let’s hope he makes it. He will do a lot less damage there….

  • May 18, 2005 at 12:41 pm
    Jim says:
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    Need I say more? Duhhhhhhhhh??? Who could-ah THUNK it?

    Jim

  • May 18, 2005 at 12:58 pm
    Ray says:
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    Does this man know anything about Lt. Governing ? Hope more than he understands the insurance business and the factual problems the industry has.

    He ought to review some of State Funds claim files and see what he can do about the phony claims that are being paid.

  • May 18, 2005 at 1:09 am
    Don says:
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    Maybe he should stop the dividends and the program business at State Fund, and get the State Fund back to its roots. They were formed to be the insurer of last resort for those businesses that could not get insurance, NOT the company with the lowest price.

  • May 18, 2005 at 1:10 am
    ambrose says:
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    He hasn’rt been elected yet…

  • May 18, 2005 at 1:32 am
    Vateor says:
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    It was an interesting headline that tells us that IJ is running for Light Guv along with the commissioner.
    I hope the industry rally’s around him and contributes to this campaign and the sooner the better since he says he refused insurance money.
    While we think that position will keep him out of our hair just imagine what would happen if there was an accident or something and he became Governor.
    I say anyone – even Senator Spier — anyone but him.

  • May 18, 2005 at 1:55 am
    Larry Ziegler says:
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    I think Jackie Spier has a better chance of winning the Lt Gov spot. I’d say to look and prepare that our illustrious Insurance Commish will keep his office for another term no matter what he currently has to say.

  • May 18, 2005 at 2:34 am
    Dyan says:
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    This is why we need the Ins Commissioner to be an APPOINTED position and not and ELECTED one……..this is the 2nd time he’s used the job as a stepping stone for higher office without doing anything as Commissioner aside from grabbing headlines.

  • May 18, 2005 at 4:58 am
    Bill Reese says:
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    I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat it. Mr. Garamendi is nothing more than a political opportunist, looking to further his own agenda and push for his political future. We ought to recall this guy now!

  • May 18, 2005 at 6:11 am
    ken says:
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    Oh, HELL NO!! He needs to go back to farming! Since he is just a political animal, this is no surprise.

  • May 19, 2005 at 11:01 am
    Ray says:
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    We attempted to get a meeting to discuss a relatively “SIMPLE” solution to abolishing the state’s payroll fraud, which by the way is HUGE. We’ve attempted this on several occasions TO NO AVAIL. The point is no one (in politics) care about the people, small business, etc. They only care about themselves. It DOESN’T MATTER WHO or WHERE.

  • May 19, 2005 at 1:53 am
    Joan says:
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    Recall won’t happen, but it’s true that it should be an appointed position so we get someone who understands the industry. For Lt. Gov., Tom McClintock is my man.

  • May 24, 2005 at 12:19 pm
    Jerry says:
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    When are we, not just we in the insurance business, but American citizens going to wise up and get rid of the “career” politicians? John Garamendi is the phoniest of them all! I like to make my jokes about these clowns myself. But things are getting out of control. These idiots have government at all levels so hamstrung and convoluted it is difficult for anyone with common sense to get elected. Lets recall ALL career politicians and get elected officials at ALL levels back to the business they are elected to conduct!

  • May 23, 2005 at 3:28 am
    Sharyn says:
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    Governor of New York

  • May 23, 2005 at 4:45 am
    Don says:
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    I was appalled to see Mr. Garamendi along with Mr. Spitzer (aka Joseph McCarthy)at the Senate hearings, Why? Now he wants to run for Lt. Governor! Can’t do his job now but wants to go and screw up the entire State of Calif. What next, Emperor or King! Since he cant be re-elected as term limits may apply, Thank God.

  • May 24, 2005 at 9:09 am
    Country Bumpkin says:
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    Don, have you been getting your facts from Garamendi? State Fund is not the lowest-priced carrier–at least on the most profitable business. State Fund was not formed to be the carrier of last resort–it was formed as the only w/c carrier in California.

  • May 24, 2005 at 11:51 am
    Bill Reese says:
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    Don, Jerry: I certainly agree! See my 5-18 comments herein re: RECALL GARAMENDI. It’s really to late to do this — he’ll be gone in 18 months! — but a recall movement sure might get his attention. Bill



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