SAN DIEGO (September 20, 2010) – The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) presented its State Legislator of the Year award today to state Sens. Glenn Hegar, R-Texas, and Lena Taylor, D-Wis., for their support of free-market principles and taking strong positions to improve the insurance market in their states.. Chuck Chamness, NAMIC’s president/CEO, announced the award winners during NAMIC’s annual convention being held Sept. 19-22 in San Diego.
Hegar serves as chairman of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, where he has been a strong advocate for reducing overly burdensome government regulations and excessive spending while continuing to support file/use rating system and clear guidelines for approval or disapproval of rates. Hegar will continue to play a critical role in promoting and protecting competitive insurance markets during next year’s legislative cycle.
Taylor chairs the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, where she has helped consumers and insurers by opposing expensive legislation that would have increased costs for consumers.
“Senators Hegar and Taylor are outstanding legislators committed to efficient, competitive, and fair insurance markets,” said Neil Alldredge, NAMIC’s senior vice president of State & Policy Affairs. “These elected officials have shown wisdom, leadership, and strength of character to do what is right for the citizens of their states. It has been nothing less than an honor to work with these two outstanding legislators.”
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