NC State AFL-CIO Unanimously Endorses Wayne Goodwin in Democratic nomination for Insurance Commissioner

After considering detailed answers to questions and topics posed by its members, and then inviting him in for a personal interview before approximately 50 representatives from all across the Tar Heel state, the Committee on Political Education (COPE) of the NC State AFL-CIO unanimously endorsed Wayne Goodwin on Thursday in the Democratic primary for Insurance Commissioner.

When the membership examined the policy positions and individual backgrounds of the three candidates for Insurance Commissioner, they unanimously determined that only Wayne Goodwin would be an Insurance Commissioner who would fight for working families and consumers.

"The fact that I received the unanimous endorsement without any hesitation by the members is not only incredibly humbling, but it shows that there is a stark contrast between the two Democratic candidates for Insurance Commissioner. I am the candidate who will be most effective in the fight to keep insurance rates reasonably low and fair," said Goodwin. "Consumers, families and small businesses need an Insurance Commissioner who will insist on fairness and a stable insurance market."



I wonder if the AFL-CIO has all their endorsements posted on their website . . . I couldn't find it.

I did find the petition to allow public employees the right to join a union. Please sign the petition to restore to North Carolina public employees a fundamental human right.

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Congratulations, Wayne.

You go.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi



"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire

Hampton Dellinger also received the nod

In addition to the world's most obvious choice for Insurance Commissioner, the AFLCIO also weighed in on the LG race.

I'm posting from my mobile phone, so I can't link to the press release, but I found out today that the AFL-CIO also overwhelmingly endorse Hampton Dellinger for Lt Governor.

This is a great honor for Hamp and a recognition of his work.

I'll post more later.

And Wayne... Well deserved, buddy.

"Hampton Dellinger would make a great Lieutenant Governor." - Al Gore.

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire

Wayne, good going, you are the man! Also, see release for Hamp

#2 State Race Becomes Priority as 100,000+ Member Labor Group Foregoes Endorsement in Governor’s Contest

Raleigh (3/8/08) The North Carolina State AFL-CIO -- a coalition of unions covering the entire state and representing over 100,000 members -- has endorsed Hampton Dellinger in the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor. The group elected not to make an endorsement in the Governor’s race.

“The North Carolina AFL-CIO enthusiastically supports Hampton Dellinger for Lt. Governor,” said James Andrews, the group’s President. “Hampton is the kind of statewide leader working families need now more than ever, someone who can help attract and retain good jobs while ensuring fair workplace conditions.”

As a result of the group’s decision not to endorse in the Governor’s race, Dellinger will lead the group’s slate of endorsed candidates seeking state office. “Electing Hampton Dellinger as Lt. Governor will be a very high priority for our leaders and members,” Andrews said.

Dellinger thanked the group for its endorsement. “The expected surge in voter turnout magnifies the importance of being backed by well-organized groups such as the AFL-CIO, and I am thrilled to be able to add this endorsement to my earlier ones.”

In addition to the North Carolina AFL-CIO, Dellinger has the backing of the North Carolina chapters of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the United Transportation Union (UTU), as well as a leading women’s group, NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina.

congratulations to Hampton.

and posting from your phone! DFL, you're way cooler than me. I'm lucky if I can get my voice mail or the text messages my calendar sends me. I bow to your superior technological skills.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

congrats wayne


"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire

Mr. Goodwin

as the next insurance commissioner, will you modify the hurricane insurance constraints to include more counties then just those counties directly touching either the Atlantic Coast or deepwater tributaries?

When a hurricane hits, it does not stop at the first county but goes through a lot of counties with wind, rain, etc. Talking with my insurance person, the next county over (Chowan) does not have to have or include hurricane coverage.

Will you force companies like allstate to stop having different (higher) rates for double wide homes? Many of the double wides on the east coast are built here in North Carolina (right?) yet allstate is trying to get out of the mobile home insurance business. I do not see the difference in a double wide that has a cement skirting over a modular home or a stick built. My house (double wide) survived a near direct hit from Isabelle. Isabelle went through Perquimans County yet my insurance keeps going up. The allstate agent I hate, has told me that I should not even HAVE the policy because it is a double wide and only because someone else wrote it, will she honor it. She states that allstate is going out of the mobile home insurance bussiness in NE NC.

If allstate or any insurance group will not insure all the houses in this state, will you ask them to either treat all houses fairly, or remove their licience to practice in this state?

Will you curb insurance premium hikes to the same percentage as a cost of living increase (COLA)? Insurance premiums should not be driving COLA.

With gas prices, food prices, insurance premiums etc going through the roof and our wages going no where, something has got to give. Please do your part in allowing us to try to live a meager existence.

Thank you