Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler rejects calls to resign
June 22, 2022 by Staff Reports
A defiant Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said Friday that he will not resign despite losing Gov. Jay Inslee’s support after multiple scandals.
Kreidler fired a top aide who had complained that the longtime commissioner bullied him, used crass language and was “antagonizing staff.”
Inslee, in a prepared statement Friday, said that recent events demonstrate Kreidler is “unable to fulfill his leadership responsibility,” the Seattle Times reported. Kreidler, a Democrat who was elected to his position, is under fire from both parties, but losing fellow Democrat Inslee’s support is significant.