Mike Chaney

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Mike Chaney
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Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance
Incumbent
In office
January 2008-Present
Term ends
January 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$85,500
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 2007
Campaign $$1,493,478
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mississippi State Senate
2000-2008
Mississippi House of Representatives
1993-1999
Education
Bachelor'sMississippi State University (1966)
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 6, 1944
Place of birthTupelo, Mississippi
ProfessionBusinessman/Farmer
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Mike Chaney (b. January 6, 1944) is the Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance. Chaney, a Republican, was elected to a 4 year term in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.

Biography

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.[1]

Education

  • 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.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Mike Chaney endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2011

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


2007

Chaney won election in November 2007, defeating Democrat Gary Anderson.[3]

Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Chaney (R) 414,718 56.50%
Gary Anderson (D) 319,287 43.50%

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.[4]

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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