James McCall

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James McCall
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North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance
Former Candidate
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolNorth Mecklenburg High School (1971)
Bachelor'sDuke University (1975)
Personal
ProfessionInsurance agency owner
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James McCall was a 2012 Republican candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance in the 2012 elections.
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Biography

McCall began his career in insurance as an underwriting manager for a corporation in Charlotte, and would eventually serve as chairman of the Charlotte Underwriters Association. In 1983 he opened his first insurance agency in Mooresville and now has a second one in Cornelius.[1]

He is married and has three sons.

Education

  • North Mecklenburg High School (1971)
  • Duke University in Public Policy Science (1975)

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2012

McCall ran for North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance in 2012. He lost against Mike Causey and Richard Morgan in the Republican primary on May 8.[2] Incumbent Wayne Goodwin was unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Morgan 37% 258,935
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Causey 35.1% 245,430
James McCall 27.9% 195,348
Total Votes 699,713
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


Issue positions

In an essay to the Charlotte Observer, McCall stated:

"I believe we need a more responsive and open insurance market. I have several specific proposals: (1) Remove hidden taxes and state fees from insurance premiums; (2) Reduce the massive size of subsidized high-risk pools in auto liability and coastal wind/hail coverage; (3) Repair the damage of Obamacare while finding new carriers for health insurance. Finally, our complicated regulatory system and lengthy approval cycle means many nationally available insurance products aren’t sold in North Carolina. (4) I would modernize rating mechanisms and remove special interests from the decision- making process."[1]

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