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Pelican Institute calls for GOP commissioner candidates to commit to lower auto insurance rates


By Colin Froment | Aug 19, 2019


The Pelican Institute for Public Policy demands change in auto insurance rates in the midst of the ongoing Louisiana Insurance Commissioner race.

Pelican CEO Daniel Erspamer is calling on Republican candidates Jim Donelon and Tim Temple to treat this issue as a priority concern.

“Louisianans are growing tired of leaders who are unwilling to make reforms to lessen the pain on their wallets, and one of the biggest undue financial burdens placed on working families comes from our state's skyrocketing auto insurance rates,” Erspamer said.

Temple has previously said in an interview with the Associated Press that Donelon, the insurance commissioner since 2006, has done little to decrease costs of auto insurance and bring in the attention of outside insurance companies to the state.

Erspamer, however, does not believe that “the blame can't be placed on any one individual.”

The race will conclude with the statewide primary election on Oct. 12.

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