According to various news outlets reports, Gary Anderson was recently elected as the Democratic candidate for the position of Mississippi Department of Insurance commissioner, unseating long-time Democratic incumbent George Dale.

That means Anderson effectively ends Dale’s 32-year run as insurance commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Insurance. The upcoming change in leadership likely is due to a public perception that Dale was an ineffective leader who was viewed as being influenced by insurance companies. After Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the Mississippi coastline, Democrat voters voiced their displeasure by casting for Anderson.

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