RALEIGH – Republican incumbent Mike Causey won re-election as North Carolina’s Commissioner of Insurance by defeating Democrat Wayne Goodwin in a rematch of their 2016 race.
With 2,659 of the state’s 2,662 precincts reporting, Causey held a lead of 51.8% to 48.2% for Goodwin, a margin far more significant than the narrow 35,000-vote difference in their previous contest.
Goodwin is the current chairman of the N.C. Democratic Party and the previous insurance commissioner. He assumed office in 2009 and was defeated in the 2016 election by Causey. Goodwin is a native of Hamlet and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill where he received undergraduate and law degrees. He served in the N.C. House of Representatives representing Richmond, Scotland, Montgomery and Stanly counties.
“From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to the voters of North Carolina. I will continue my efforts to be a champion for our consumers and patients,” said Causey in a statement.
Causey, the first Republican insurance commissioner in N.C. history, was elected in 2016.