Posted: Oct 22, 2011 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is retaining his elected post.
Donelon, a Republican from Metairie, sailed to re-election Saturday.
He defeated little-known Democrat Donald Hodge, who criticized Donelon for receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars
in campaign donations from insurance companies.
A former lawmaker, Donelon said he's approached the insurance regulatory post fairly, increasing competition to the state and stabilizing a market ravaged by four hurricanes since 2005.
Donelon has been insurance commissioner since 2006.