|Insurance Commissioner of California|
California State Seal
|Department of Insurance|
|Term length||Four years, two term limit|
|Inaugural holder||John Garamendi|
California Insurance Commissioner has been an elected executive office position in California since 1991. Prior to that time, the Insurance Commissioner was appointed by the Governor. The officeholder is in charge of the California Department of Insurance.
As a result of the passage of Proposition 103 in 1988, the elected office of the California Insurance Commissioner was created in 1991. Previously, the position was held by a person appointed by the Governor. The Insurance Commissioner oversees the Department of Insurance. Democrat Dave Jones won the November 2, 2010 election for California Insurance Commissioner.
The Insurance Commissioner does not oversee the majority of Health Plans and Health Insurance. HMO Health Plans and PPO Plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California are overseen by the California Department of Managed Health Care.
|John Garamendi||January 7, 1991 - January 2, 1995||Democratic|
|Chuck Quackenbush||January 2, 1995 - July 10, 2000||Republican|
|J. Clark Kelso||July 10, 2000 - September 17, 2000||Republican|
|Harry W. Low||September 18, 2000 - January 6, 2003||Democratic|
|John Garamendi||January 6, 2003 - January 8, 2007||Democratic|
|Steve Poizner||January 8, 2007 - January 3, 2011||Republican|
|Dave Jones||January 3, 2011-January 7, 2019||Democratic|
|Ricardo Lara||January 7, 2019-present||Democratic|