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July 16, 1989
Regarding the article on Roxani Gillespie: I think it boils down to whether you can believe her or Ralph Nader. My money's on Nader; he has done more for the consumers of this country in areas of safety and support than this former insurance executive could ever imagine. We need to elect a commissioner who will truly represent the people of California. B. KAISER Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1990
The authors of two letters (Nov. 30) vilifying Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie are sadly misguided. Gillespie has a thankless job trying to implement one of the most poorly written initiatives in the history of California. The courts have ruled repeatedly that portions of Prop. 103 or regulations proposed to implement it are unconstitutional, deny due process or expropriate private property. Unfortunately, the issues have had to be settled one by one in the courts. Insurance companies, like other private businesses or citizens, are exercising their right to seek redress through the courts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1989
The front page Times article "3 Big Firms May Avoid Rollbacks," next to the Voyager picture of Neptune was most appropriate. It may take the California voters as long to see Prop. 103 enacted as it took Voyager to get to Neptune. BILL LAWSON Costa Mesa
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1990
It was insulting, to say the least, to learn that our governor is apparently embarking on rewarding loyalty with a judgeship for Roxani Gillespie at the end of his term ("Prospect of Gillespie Judgeship Stirs Fight," Part A, Nov. 15). It wasn't enough that she was appointed as the insurance commissioner in the first place, but now we probably will be forced to continue to endure her ineptness. Gillespie's demonstrated inability to enforce the law over an extended period clearly suggests that this lack of performance could only be anticipated on the bench.
NEWS
December 14, 1988 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
State Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie would like to be remembered as a friend of consumers. Sitting in her high-rise office, the former insurance company executive proudly displays a stack of 100 thank-you letters the Insurance Department has received from individuals grateful for the help they got with their insurance problems. "I have really turned the department on its ear," she said.
MAGAZINE
June 4, 1989 | BELLA STUMBO, Bella Stumbo is a Times staff writer.
IN HER AIRY OFFICE, high above San Francisco, California Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie, petite and perky in her round, bouncy, black Dutch-boy bob with bangs, is hopping about the floor, flapping her arms and swishing her skirts as she demonstrates, amid gales of merry laughter, the virtues of her dress. The commissioner is tired of all the flak she's been getting--from her daughter, her press secretary, even perfect strangers--about the dresses that have become her trademark: prim, pristine little-girl numbers, Laura Ashleys by label, with gathered skirts, puffy sleeves, teensy patterns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1989
The latest Senate hearings were not as productive as they could have been had the insurance commissioner not been suffering from a sudden and unfortunate back ailment. Both for her sake and for the sake of the people of California, I hope Roxani Gillespie has a speedy recovery from this complete loss of her spine. MASON YOST Glendale
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the latest court proceedings in the protracted legal battle over Proposition 103, Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie is free to grant the state's auto insurers a round of rate increases beginning in August, but seems to be indefinitely blocked from telling the companies to rebate any excessive premiums they collected in 1989.
NEWS
November 15, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doubts arose Tuesday over whether Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie can meet her goal of promulgating new regulations for the pricing of auto insurance by the end of this month. One of the members of a three-member panel appointed by Gillespie to seek compromise solutions for implementing provisions of Proposition 103 said it may take to the end of January to analyze data needed to make her decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1989
I am writing in response to Kenneth Reich's article ("Auto Insurance Rates Hikes Frozen," Oct. 3). I find myself ill when I realize that I help to pay for Roxani Gillespie's salary. Not only do my tax dollars pay for Gillespie's lack of courage, but these tax dollars also fund the court proceedings in which Proposition 103 is currently involved. Gillespie has not been upholding the promises which were made. In agreement with Reich's article, I have yet to receive a rate rollback. Have the criteria even been established?
NEWS
October 11, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge left Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie's freeze on auto insurance rate increases in effect until at least the end of November on Tuesday, telling the Farmers group of companies not to raise its rates on Nov. 1 as the company had planned. But Judge Miriam A. Vogel, in an ambiguous decision that left Gillespie and Farmers attorneys disagreeing over what had been ordered, said that on Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1989
In The Times editorial pages there was an article by Rosenfield and several letters from readers, all complaining about the way Roxani Gillespie has betrayed the intent of Proposition 103 (Aug. 31). I don't know about Rosenfield, but I believe it is likely that many of the persons who voted for 103 and are now disappointed at how it is not being implemented had also voted for George Deukmejian for governor. Since Gillespie is Deukmejian's appointee, these persons are simply getting what they deserve.
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