Mike Chaney

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Mike Chaney
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Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance
In office
January 2008-Present
Term ends
January 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$90,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Campaign $$1,493,478
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mississippi State Senate
Mississippi House of Representatives
Bachelor'sMississippi State University (1966)
Date of birthJanuary 6, 1944
Place of birthTupelo, Mississippi
Office website
Mike Chaney (b. January 6, 1944) is the Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance. Chaney, a Republican, was elected to a four-year term in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.

He is running for a third term as commissioner in 2015.[1]


Chaney was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is married and has three children. Chaney served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1993 to 1999, and in the Mississippi State Senate from 2000-2008. He was elected as Insurance Commissioner in 2007.

Chaney is a member of the Rotary Club and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.[2]


  • B.S., Business/Finance, Mississippi State University (1966)

Political Career

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner (2007-present)

In his current position as insurance commissioner, Chaney executes all laws related to insurance companies, corporations, associations and fraternal orders, their agents and adjusters. In addition he also serves as State Fire Marshal and administers the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mike Chaney endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance election, 2015

Eleven state executive offices in Mississippi are up for election in 2015. The general election will be held on November 3, 2015, following a primary election on August 4, 2015. Runoffs are scheduled for August 25 in case no candidate receives a majority (50 percent plus one) of the popular vote in a given primary race. The following sections summarize filed candidates running for each state executive office on the ballot:

See also: Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2015

Lieutenant Governor
See also: Mississippi lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2015

Attorney General
See also: Mississippi Attorney General election, 2015

Secretary of State
See also: Mississippi Secretary of State

State Treasurer
See also: Mississippi Treasurer election, 2015


See also: Mississippi Auditor election, 2015

Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture election, 2015

Commissioner of Insurance

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance election, 2015

Public Service Commission (3 seats)

See also: Mississippi Public Service Commission election, 2015
Northern District:

Central District:
Incumbent Lynn Posey (R) is not seeking re-election.

Southern District:
Incumbent Steve Renfroe (I) is not seeking re-election.


See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Chaney won re-election as insurance commissioner in 2011. He did not have any primary competition and defeated Louis Fondren (D) and Barbara Dale Washer (Reform) in the November 8 general election.

Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Chaney Incumbent 62% 538,008
     Democratic Louis Fondren 34.7% 301,185
     Reform Barbara Dale Washer 3.4% 29,200
Total Votes 868,393
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Chaney won election in November 2007, defeating Democrat Gary Anderson.[5]

Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance, 2007
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Chaney 56.5% 414,718
     Democratic Gary Anderson 43.5% 319,287
Total Votes 734,005
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chaney is available dating back to 1999. Based on available campaign finance records, Chaney raised a total of $1,493,478 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[6]

Mike Chaney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Won $530,682
2009 Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Not up for election $59,352
2007 Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Won $739,600
2005 Mississippi State Senate District 23 Not up for election $7,583
2003 Mississippi State Senate District 23 Won $60,040
1999 Mississippi State Senate District 23 Won $96,221
Grand Total Raised $1,493,478

2007 and 2011

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