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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Insurance Commissioner

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Marc Levine

Member, California State Assembly
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Hold insurance companies accountable for a change
  • Stand up for wildfire victims, survivors, and communities most at risk
  • Fight for affordable, quality health insurance

Experience

Experience

Profession:State Assemblymember
California State Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (2013–current)
City Councilmember, San Rafael City Council — Elected position (2010–2013)

Education

Naval Postgraduate School Masters of Arts, National Security Affirms (1999)
California State University, Northridge Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1996)

Biography

Democrat Marc Levine has represented Marin and southern Sonoma County in the Assembly since 2012. He is known for his fearless commitment to standing up to corporate special interests on behalf of everyday Californians and consumers. From insurance companies, to Big Oil, tech giants, big utilities, and the gun lobby, there is no special interest or corporate power Marc is afraid to take on. That’s how he’s been able to make real progress for our state. Now he’s ready to put his strong track record of public service and dedication to protecting consumers to work as our next State Insurance Commissioner. 

 

In his five terms in the Assembly, Levine has authored over 90 laws. He has fought to expand healthcare coverage for working families, stood up against corruption and dark money in our politics, helped protect our environment from fracking, held insurance companies accountable on behalf of wildfire survivors, took on the NRA to increase gun safety, and stood up to Big Tech to protect our privacy.

 

Marc first ran for Assembly in 2012 to ensure a strong voice for local communities in Sacramento. Despite being outspent 5-to-1 by Sacramento interest groups, he was elected in one of the year’s biggest upsets, defeating an insider Sacramento politician who had moved to the district to claim it for himself.

 

Previously, Marc served on the San Rafael City Council, where he gained a reputation for innovative environmental policies. Before serving in public office, Marc developed award-winning technology for human rights organizations. He earned his Master’s in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. While earning a Bachelor’s Degree at Cal State Northridge, Marc was elected Chair of the California State Student Association, representing over 450,000 students on campuses across California to the State Legislature and Board of Trustees.

 

Marc was born in Los Angeles. Raised in the Bay Area’s Contra Costa County, Marc and his wife, Wendy, have lived in Marin County for the past 17 years where they are raising their two children.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $251,071

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of trial lawyers for justice
$16,200
2
Employees of Pisces Inc
$10,000
3
Employees of Barinaga Ranch
$8,100
3
California Farm Bureau Federation
$8,100
3
Jackson Family Wines
$8,100
3
Employees of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley
$8,100
3
Southern California Contractors Association
$8,100
3
Employees of venBio
$8,100

More information about contributions

By State:

California 91.17%
Iowa 6.70%
Pennsylvania 1.24%
Washington 0.37%
Other 0.52%
91.17%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.36%)
Small contributions (3.64%)
96.36%

By Type:

From organizations (41.21%)
From individuals (58.79%)
41.21%58.79%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The California State Insurance Commissioner runs the largest state consumer protection agency in America, serving as a watchdog over 1,500 health, home, and auto insurance companies. The Commissioner has a constitutional duty to protect consumers and vulnerable communities, and ensure fair play, integrity, and stability in the insurance market.

The issues facing the next Insurance Commissioner have never been more critical: ensuring access to high quality, affordable healthcare for all Californians as we come out of the pandemic, protecting California during a time of worsening climate change and increasingly frequent natural disasters like wildfires and floods, and defending consumers, renters and homeowners, underserved communities, working families, and Veterans from corporate fraud and abuse.

Marc Levine is ready to get to work for all Californians as our next State Insurance Commissioner.

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