Mike Kreidler

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Mike Kreidler
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Washington Commissioner of Insurance
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 14
Base salary$116,950
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$797,618
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington State Senate
Washington House of Representatives
Bachelor'sPacific University (1967)
Master'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles (1972)
OtherDoctor of Optometry, Pacific University (1969)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Date of birthSeptember 28, 1943
Place of birthTacoma, Washington
Office website
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Mike Kreidler (b. September 28, 1943) is the current Democratic Washington Commissioner of Insurance. He was first elected in 2000 and subsequently won re-election in 2004, 2008, and 2012.


An optometrist by profession, Kreidler practiced at Group Health Cooperative for 20 years and also served in the United States Army for 20 years. Kreidler has been a member of the Northwest Power Planning Council and a regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.[1]

He began his elected political career as a member of the Washington House of Representatives in 1977. Kreider went on to serve in the state Senate from 1985-1992 and in the United States House of Representatives from 1993-1994. He was first elected as Washington Commissioner of Insurance in 2000 and has served in that role since.[2]


  • Masters, Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 1972
  • Doctor of Optometry, Pacific University, 1969
  • BS, Pacific University, 1967

Political career

Washington Insurance Commissioner (2001-present)

Kreidler has served as Washington Commissioner of Insurance since 2001.

U.S. House of Representatives (1993-1994)

Washington State Senate (1985-1992)

Washington House of Representatives (1977-1985)



See also: Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Kreidler won re-election in 2012. He faced John R. Adams, Scott Reilly (R) and Brian C. Berend (I) in the blanket primary on August 7.[3] Kreidler and Adams advanced to the general election.[4] On November 6, 2012, Kreidler defeated Adams in the general election.[5]

Washington Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kreidler Incumbent 58.3% 1,662,555
     Republican John Adams 41.7% 1,188,926
Total Votes 2,851,481
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Washington Insurance Commissioner, Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kreidler 54.9% 712,095
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn R. Adams 21.5% 279,052
     Republican Scott Reilly 18.6% 241,377
     Independent Brian C. Berend 5% 64,303
Total Votes 1,296,827
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State (dead link)'


Kreidler won a third term in November 2008, defeating Republican John R. Adams.[6]

Washington Commissioner of Insurance, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kreidler Incumbent 61.4% 1,679,696
     Republican John R. Adams 38.6% 1,056,693
Total Votes 2,736,389

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kreidler is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Kreidler raised a total of $797,618 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 8, 2013.[7]

Mike Kreidler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 WA Insurance Commissioner Won $141,499
2010 WA Insurance Commissioner Not up for election $18,285
2008 WA Insurance Commissioner Won $141,914
2006 WA Insurance Commissioner Not up for election $21,935
2004 WA Insurance Commissioner Won $172,816
2000 WA Insurance Commissioner Won $301,169
Grand Total Raised $797,618


Kreidler won re-election to the position of Washington Commissioner of Insurance in 2012. During that election cycle, Kreidler raised a total of $141,499.


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 Mike Kriedler's donors each year.[8] Click [show] for more information.

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