Wayne Goodwin

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Wayne Goodwin
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North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJames E. Long (D)
Compensation
Base salary$124,676
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$1,622,878
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
North Carolina Assistant Commissioner of Insurance
2005-2008
North Carolina House of Representatives
1996 - 2004
Richmond County Democratic Party Chair
1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1989)
J.D.University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1992)
OtherFellow, North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (1990)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 22, 1967
Place of birthHamlet, North Carolina
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionUnited Methodist/Christian
Websites
(dead link) Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Wayne Goodwin (b. February 22, 1967) is the current Democratic North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance. He was first elected in 2008, and assumed office in early 2009.[1]

Biography

Goodwin was born in Hamlet, North Carolina into a family active in agriculture, banking and textiles. He is a double graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and practiced law in Richmond County for 13 years. Goodwin's public service career began in the North Carolina House of Representatives where he represented Richmond, Scotland, Montgomery and Stanly Counties for four consecutive terms.[1]

Education

  • B.A., Political science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

Political career

Insurance Commissioner (2009–Present)

Goodwin has served as North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance since 2009.[2]

Assistant Commissioner of Insurance (2005-2008)

Prior to his election as North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance in 2008, he was serving as Assistant Commissioner of Insurance. He was appointed to this position in 2005.[2]

State House of Representatives (1996 - 2004)

Goodwin was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1996-2004.[2]

Elections

2012

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

Goodwin won re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary. Mike Causey, James McCall and Richard Morgan sought the Republican nomination. Since no candidate won 40% of the vote, the top two vote-getters, Morgan and Causey, went head to head in a runoff on July 17th, which Causey won.[3] Goodwin defeated Causey in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Of his campaign, Goodwin stated, "What distinguishes me from my opponent? I have a proven, successful record of helping consumers. My opponent- running a 4th time for this office! - has been on insurance company executive for 20+ years and a paid lobbyist for insurance & other special interests. Don't let the fox guard the henhouse!"[4]

North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Goodwin Incumbent 51.9% 2,226,344
     Republican Mike Causey 48.1% 2,066,601
Total Votes 4,292,945
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.


Endorsements

  • Charlotte Observer[5]

The official North Carolina State Board of Elections voting guide listed the following endorsements:[4]

  • Governor Jim Hunt
  • GOP Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr.
  • Durham Comm. on the Affairs of Black People
  • NC Advocates for Justice
  • People's Alliance
  • NC State AFL-CIO
  • Paul Miller, Exec. Dir., State Firemen's Assoc.
  • Raleigh Professional Firefighters Assoc.
  • Sheriffs Moose Butler
  • Van Duncan
  • James Clemmons

2008

Goodwin won election in November 2008, defeating Republican John Odom and Libertarian Mark McMains.[6]

North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Goodwin 51.6% 2,106,870
     Republican John Odom 44.6% 1,822,452
     Libertarian Mark McMains 3.8% 153,517
     n/a Write-ins 0.1% 2,358
Total Votes 4,085,197

2004

On November 2, 2004, Cherie Berry won re-election to the office of North Carolina Commissioner of Labor. She defeated Wayne Goodwin (D) in the general election.

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCherie Berry Incumbent 52.1% 1,723,004
     Democratic Wayne Goodwin 47.9% 1,584,488
Total Votes 3,307,492
Election Results Via: North Carolina State Board of Elections (timed out)

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Goodwin is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Goodwin raised a total of $1,622,878 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[7]

Wayne Goodwin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 NC Insurance Commissioner Won $582,918
2010 NC Insurance Commissioner Not up for election $123,459
2008 NC Insurance Commissioner Won $485,830
2004 NC Labor Commissioner Defeated $311,302
2002 NC House of Representatives Won $50,946
2000 NC House of Representatives Won $38,248
1998 NC House of Representatives Won $10,830
1996 NC House of Representatives Won $19,345
Grand Total Raised $1,622,878

2012

Goodwin won re-election to the position of North Carolina Insurance Commissioner in 2012. During that election cycle, Goodwin raised a total of $582,918.

2008

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Wayne Goodwin's donors each year.[8] Click [show] for more information.


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Political offices
Preceded by
James E. Long (D)
North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance
2009–present
Succeeded by
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