LOS ANGELES, CA – The Ricardo Lara for Insurance Commissioner Campaign is proud to announce an endorsement from California Professional Firefighters (CPF). The group joins an extensive coalition of activists, organizations, and Democratic leaders from across the state supporting the Insurance Commissioner’s re-election campaign.
“Ricardo Lara has stood up for families and communities that have been devastated by wildfires, and has a long history of supporting firefighters who are often on the front lines in a natural disaster,” said Brian Rice, President of the California Professional Firefighters. “He’s on our side, and we’re proud to endorse his re-election to another term as our state’s Insurance Commissioner.”
With many Californians left reeling in the wake of devastating wildfires, Commissioner Lara has fought for victims as they try to rebuild their lives. Last month, Lara announced a moratorium on insurers dropping coverage in fire-prone areas, protecting insurance coverage for 400,000 wildfire survivors across 22 counties. He also proposed a comprehensive fix for California’s wildfire insurance issues that expands consumer protections and reduces the risks to homes and communities.
Commissioner Lara sponsored legislation that allows wildfire survivors to better access their benefits by cutting red tape for inventories, advance payment of living expenses, giving grace periods for payment of premiums, and requiring additional living expenses be paid when a home is uninhabitable due to an evacuation order or lack of water or power caused by a fire. He also protected more than 1 million policyholders from non-renewal following declared wildfire disasters in 2019 and 2.4 million in 2020 and created the nation’s first Climate & Sustainability branch within the Department of Insurance.
For more information, please visit www.RicardoLara.com.