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CPA seeking state insurance post

By The Herald Staff | 5/21/2014

LEAWOOD — A Kansas City-area man has joined the crowded race for Kansas Insurance Commissioner.

Ken Selzer, R-Leawood, filed Tuesday for the office, joining two other Republicans in the contest — Beverly Gossage, Eudora, and David J. Powell, El Dorado — as well as Democrat Dennis Anderson, Overland Park. Incumbent Sandy Praeger is not running for re-election to the insurance commissioner post.

LEAWOOD — A Kansas City-area man has joined the crowded race for Kansas Insurance Commissioner.

Ken Selzer, R-Leawood, filed Tuesday for the office, joining two other Republicans in the contest — Beverly Gossage, Eudora, and David J. Powell, El Dorado — as well as Democrat Dennis Anderson, Overland Park. Incumbent Sandy Praeger is not running for re-election to the insurance commissioner post.

Selzer, a certified public account, said the main issues of concern in Kansas include health care costs and job creation.

“As a certified public account with over 30 years of insurance and reinsurance experience directly relevant to the Kansas Insurance Commissioner’s office, I will advocate every day to emphasize consistent, balanced regulations that will in-turn create competition in all lines of insurance which will benefit all Kansans,” Selzer said in a statement. “I will promote a business environment that will encourage insurance companies to consider calling Kansas home.”

Selzer is a fourth-generation Kansan and a graduate of Kansas State University, according to his campaign. He holds leadership positions in the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Rotary, and serves on the board of directors of the Heart of America Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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