Candidate for Insurance Commissioner
State Senator Ricardo Lara was elected to his first term in the State Senate of California in 2012. Prior to servince in the senate, Sen. Lara served in the State Assembly and on Planning Commission for City of Los Angeles. Before running for office, Sen. Lara served as Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Firebaugh when he was Majority Leader, and as District Director for then-Speaker of the Assembly, Fabian Nuñez, before serving as Communications Director for then-Assembly Member, Kevin De León.
"I have based all my life’s work on a single principal taught to me by my parents: that helping others is our highest calling. As a physician I am proud to say that I have never asked for reimbursement from any patient who does not have the insurance. I’m running for California Insurance Commissioner to bring quality health care to every Californian. I’ll take on Pharmaceutical companies who are putting profits before people."
California's statewide primary will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.