SAM announces its support and endorsement for Steve Poizner for California Insurance Commission on next month’s General Election ballot.
“Steve Poizner has seen up close what hyper-partisanship, on both sides of the aisle, has done to governance in the Golden State,” said SAM Chief Strategist Reed Galen. “Steve has already made history by being the first NPP (No Party Preference) candidate to advance to the General Election. He’ll make history again next month when he becomes the first independent to hold statewide office.”
In an interview last month with the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Poizner said, “I’m pioneering a path for people who might not want to be a partisan warrior…If I could shatter that image [that you must run as one party to win statewide] then hopefully this will open up the floodgates for other people…who might want to run and serve.”
Steve Poizner, a former state assembly member and Insurance Commissioner, left the Republican Party and changed his registration to No Party Preference (NPP.) In the June Primary Election, Poizner was the top vote-getter, garnering 41% of the votes in a four-way primary.
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