Georgia, Texas State Legislators Named NAMIC’s State Legislators of the Year

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 25, 2018) – The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced that state Reps. John Carson, R-Ga., and Richard Smith, R-Ga., and state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-Texas, have been named the association’s State Legislators of the Year. 

Carson and Smith were named for their joint efforts in shepherding the passage of much-needed distracted driving laws in Georgia. Hancock authored several key insurance bills, including hail claims lawsuit reform, relieving regulatory overreach, and civil liability regarding damages caused by a person while intoxicated.

The three public policymakers were selected by the NAMIC board of directors for their leadership in promoting and protecting competitive insurance markets. 

“These elected officials have shown strong leadership on issues affecting insurance public policy throughout the course of their careers in public service,” said Charles M. Chamness, NAMIC’s president and CEO.  “They are deserving of this recognition as they have tirelessly worked on important pieces of legislation that have strengthened the insurance markets in Georgia and Texas to the benefit of both the insurance companies and their policyholders.”

Each year, NAMIC has awarded the State Legislator of the Year to one or more deserving state lawmakers for their support of free-market principles and strong positions to improve the insurance market in their states.

Article Posted: 09.24.18
Last Updated: 09.25.18


Lisa Floreancig
Senior Director of Communications