Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Who is Dennis Cain (R-Hazelhurst) candidate for State Insurance Commissioner? Could he be the GOP Darkhorse candidate?


In the race for State Insurance Commissioner, Mary Squires is the only democrat & will be watching as the republicans battle it out for the right to win the nomination going into the General election.

With all of the talk surrounding Seth Harp, Ralph Hudgens, Maria Sheffield, Gerry Purcell, there is one candidate, who maybe the best out of all of the republican candidates for Insurance Commissioner:

Dennis Cain (R) of Jeff Davis County.

Cain describes himself as a conservative first & foremost & republican second.

Cain appeared at the SWGAPolitics.com candidate forum on saturday & really caught the eye of some ,as wella s your truly.

Dennis was born in Hazlehurst Georgia in 1953. he attended the public school system and graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 1971. After graduation he attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran earning an AA degree in 1973, and Mercer University in Macon earning a BA degree with a double major in Christianity and Sociology in 1975.

In 1979 he entered the insurance field selling life and health for Independent Life Insurance. He worked for Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance as a multi-line agent selling life, health, home, and auto as well as farm insurance. In 1991 he opened a brand new agency with Cotton States Mutual Insurance and built a successful business from scratch. He has been running this agency ever since. All total that short-term job option has turned into a 31 year career.

Cain's main arguments in his run for insurance commissioner is that Insurance Companies now use their credit scores to determine their auto and home insurance rates. A person with no claims history and a clear driving record could end up paying a higher rate due to a low credit score. The Insurance Companies base this decision on data that there is a correlation between higher claims frequency and a lower credit score.


This statement by Cain should appeal to many:

Even if we sue the Federal Government to stop the Federal Takeover of health Care, which Governor Perdue has done through a special Attorney General, we still have the problem of the uninsured citizens of Georgia. If elected I plan to work on a solution for the citizens of Georgia by getting the Health Insurance Companies, the Health Care Providers, and Consumer Groups together to come up with a plan. We can create an innovative plan in Georgia by cooperation of the stakeholders through leadership from the commissioner of insurance that will be an example for the rest of the country.

While other candidates for Insurance commissioner on the republican side talk about their opposition to the healthcare reform, Cain says even if we sue the Federal Government to stop the Federal Takeover of health Care, which Governor Perdue has done through a special Attorney General, we still have the problem of the uninsured citizens of Georgia. If elected I plan to work on a solution for the citizens of Georgia by getting the Health Insurance Companies, the Health Care Providers, and Consumer Groups together to come up with a plan. We can create an innovative plan in Georgia by cooperation of the stakeholders through leadership from the commissioner of insurance that will be an example for the rest of the country.

Cain is running a grassroots campaign with little or no money. But he, if given the chance maybe the best out of all the GOPers for Insurance Commissioner. He was very impressive at the candidates forum in Albany saturday night.

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