John Mosley, who announced in early March that he was running for insurance commissioner for the State of Mississippi, has pulled ahead of the incumbent, Mike Chaney, based on a recent poll by his staff.
When asked the question, “If the election for Mississippi insurance commissioner was held today, who would you most likely be supporting?” 383 voters said Mosley while 340 said Chaney.
Even though Chaney’s campaign fund dwarfs Mosley’s ($338,089.43 to $33,000 as of May 8th), Mosley says he has mounted a more aggressive grassroots campaign that he claims is working.
“I’m putting more pressure on him by traveling the state every day,” says Mosley. “I’ve put 16,000 miles on my truck in seven weeks. I’m not flying because I’m going in every business and stopping to speak to people I see outside. I’m being well received.
“I don’t intend to compete with him on a dollar-for-dollar basis. I plan to win by working hard and exposing the truth.”
Back in March, Mosley declared he was running for insurance commissioner “because I want to work for the consumers. I want to work for the hard-working, tax-paying citizens who I feel are not getting treated fairly by the insurance industry. At the same time, I want to work for the insurance agents who try to do the right thing but are having a hard time because the very companies they work for have their hands tied in a lot of business decisions.”
Mosley is one of the plaintiffs in a suit against insurers in Mississippi that is part of a bigger federal suit that he and Attorney John Eaves Jr. were instrumental in educating collision repairers on across the country. He was also one of the repairers featured on the CNN report on auto insurance fraud that aired on Feb. 11.