Mike Kreidler is Washington’s eighth insurance commissioner, first elected in 2000 and re-elected to his fifth term in 2016. He is the longest-serving insurance commissioner in the country.
A doctor of optometry, Mike practiced at the former Group Health Cooperative in Olympia for 20 years, and holds a master’s degree in public health. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and served in both the state Legislature and in the U.S. Congress.
As insurance commissioner, Mike has earned a reputation both as a staunch advocate for consumer protection and as a fair and balanced regulator. He is a national leader on issues as diverse as health care reform, consumer protection and climate change.