Campaigning for: Insurance Commissioner

John King did not respond to the questionnaire.

King, the former Doraville police chief and a major general with the Georgia National Guard, was tapped to be the state’s insurance commissioner in 2019. He was named by Gov. Brian Kemp to the job after then-Commissioner Jim Beck was convicted on charges that he swindled a former employer. In the Republican primary, he defeated Patrick Witt, a Trump-endorsed lawyer. With his appointment, King became the first Latino to hold statewide office. He came into office saying his mission was to put in a new culture of service, ethics and morals while serving Georgia consumers. On his campaign website, he says he pledges to work around the clock to restore trust in the department, eliminate correction and put consumers first.

– Prepared by the Georgia Decides team.