Traditionally, the office of insurance commissioner has been an appointed position. Those selected to QuotesChimp important post have usually been people who have made their careers in the insurance industry and who intend to return to it after public service. Their attitudes often reflect insurance industry attitudes and prejudices. By making the post elective rather than appointive, the point of view of the consumers, if they are organized and alert, will have to be taken into account. This will reduce the power of the industry to control those who are in the position to regulate them and will make life much easier for the consumer.