Selzer is GOP candidate for Kansas insurance post

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An accountant and industry executive has won the Republican nomination for Kansas insurance commissioner.

Ken Selzer, of Leawood, emerged from a field of five candidates in Tuesday’s primary. His nearest rival was Eudora health insurance consultant Beverly Gossage, followed by state Sen. Clark Shultz of Lindsborg.

Selzer will face Democrat and Overland Park businessman Dennis Anderson in the November election.

Three-term Republican Commissioner Sandy Praeger didn’t seek re-election after breaking with most of the GOP and praising the federal health care overhaul.

Selzer is a critic of the law. He is a certified public accountant and an executive managing director of Aon Benfield, a global company providing coverage for insurance companies against catastrophic claims.

 

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