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June 6, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) built a small but increasing lead over Los Angeles television commentator Bill Press in the race for the Democratic nomination for the state's first elected insurance commissioner Tuesday night, with Board of Equalization Chairman Conway Collis running a weak third. On the Republican side, Huntington Beach insurance agent Wes Bannister held the lead. La Habra insurance investigator John L.
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June 6, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) built a small but increasing lead over Los Angeles television commentator Bill Press in the race for the Democratic nomination for the state's first elected insurance commissioner Tuesday night, with Board of Equalization Chairman Conway Collis running a weak third. On the Republican side, Huntington Beach insurance agent Wes Bannister held the lead. La Habra insurance investigator John L.
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August 5, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
John L. (Jack) Harden, a La Habra insurance investigator who ran fourth among the five candidates for the Republican nomination for state insurance commissioner, getting 311,886 votes in the June primary election, announced that he would run as a write-in candidate for commissioner in the November general election. The major party candidates on the ballot are Democratic state Sen. John Garamendi and Republican insurance agent Wes Bannister.
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May 30, 1990 | KENNETH REICH and MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader said Tuesday that Conway Collis, chairman of the State Board of Equalization, scored highest on his questionnaire of candidates for insurance commissioner, answering 68 of 72 questions about policies he would follow "correctly." Nader, however, stopped short of endorsing Collis for the post, noting at a Washington news conference that Democrats Ray Bourhis and Larry Murphy and Peace and Freedom candidate B.
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May 26, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Political contribution reports in the primary races for insurance commissioner Friday showed three rival Democratic candidates in the race far out-raising the rest of the field. Through May 19, state Sen. John Garamendi, State Board of Equalization Chairman Conway Collis and television commentator Bill Press had all raised more than $600,000.
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May 25, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the two Republican candidates present backed government health insurance and an end to neighborhood-based pricing of auto policies at a debate among eight candidates for insurance commissioner before a forum of the African American Voter REP Project in Los Angeles.
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June 2, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relatively unknown candidates have often been more precise on the issues in the race for insurance commissioner than the leaders who spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on television ads to state, without much elaboration, that they will enforce Proposition 103. Democrat Michael Blanco, an Alhambra city councilman, has campaigned in scores of forums in strong, blunt language for implementation of no fault auto insurance.
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October 21, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lackluster and apparently one-sided campaign for California's first elected insurance commissioner has taken a turn away from the high-profile battle over auto insurance to the potent issue of health coverage. With the problems of auto insurance bogged down in court over Proposition 103, Democratic candidate John Garamendi is refocusing his campaign on a pledge to make available to every Californian a health insurance policy by the end of his four-year term.
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June 3, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER and DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Democratic gubernatorial candidates Dianne Feinstein and John Van de Kamp competed for bragging rights as defenders of minorities and consumers Saturday as they campaigned in opposite ends of the state. Speaking in Los Angeles to delegates at the 43rd annual state convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Feinstein reiterated her pledge to name Latinos to 25% of the appointive jobs in her administration, equal to the percentage of Latinos in the state's population.
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