Former Rep. Keith Heard To Run For Dem. Insurance Commissioner Nomination

February 28, 2014 15:38 pm

by Buzz Brockway · 6 comments

From the Flagpole:

While pointing out other political candidates in the room, Carter mentioned former Athens state Rep. Keith Heard, who later confirmed that he will run for state insurance commissioner.

“Georgia has a lot of opportunities, and we’re missing those opportunities playing politics with the lives of the citizens of Georgia,” Heard said.

Incumbent Ralph Hudgens—who has proudly claimed to be “obstructing” the Affordable Care Act—is doing constituents a disservice by not helping them navigate the law or answering their questions about it, Heard said.

“We don’t get to choose which laws we abide by and which ones we don’t,” he said.

Heard has been in the insurance business for 36 years and served 20 years in the legislature until Spencer Frye ousted him in 2012. Another Democrat, Liz Johnson, announced her candidacy for insurance commissioner in December.

South Fulton Guy February 28, 2014 at 6:31 pm

What token Democrat has announced that they are running for Secretary of State?

Blake March 1, 2014 at 7:47 am

I don’t know, but they might get some traction if they promise to repeal and replace the website.

Blake March 1, 2014 at 7:46 am

I don’t know, but they might get some traction if they promise to repeal and replace the website.

Frank March 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

At least the link to the absentee data still works: http://countyvr.sos.ga.gov/absentees/ We will see if the new website updates the data when folks start voting absentee for the May Primary.

It will also be interesting to see haw well the new qualifying system posts who has qualified to the SOS website starting Monday.

cheapseats March 1, 2014 at 8:42 am

I think it’s news that Buzz reads Flagpole!

And, yes, that website has been under re-construction since Kemp took office and it doesn’t work any better than healthcare.gov did when it first launched.

Frank March 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Who cares about substance, it has pretty pictures….

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