Insurance Commissioner candidate Tim Temple launches first campaign media buys


DeRidder insurance professional Tim Temple has begun his campaign for Louisiana Insurance Commissioner in earnest. Temple’s campaign announced it will start buying statewide media ads to promote his run. In a Tuesday call to LRN, Temple says he has been traveling the state since he announced last fall, but the time has come to invest in a broader message…:

“While I can get in front of a lot of people and listen to a lot of folks face-to-face, obviously when you want to reach to more it’s TV and radio and that’s where we are in this campaign.”

Louisiana has the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, and property insurance costs are threatening some residents with the loss of their homes. Temple says we have too few insurance companies doing business here, and hence there is no competition to drive costs down. He says, if elected, he’d work to change that…:

“We need to make Louisiana more like the competing states, so that companies that WANT to write business in Texas or Mississippi or Alabama or Florida ALSO want to write business in Louisiana.”

Current Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon will not seek re-election, and –as of now – Temple is the only declared candidate in the race. With a month to go before qualifying, Temple says he will campaign as hard as if he did have a challenger…:

“…it’s to get out in front of as many people as I can, introduce them to who I am, what I’m about and what I intend to do, and I am running hard every single day.”

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