“The Minnesota Senate’s job is to make sure the people the Governor appoints to be commissioners are qualified and capable. The Commissioner of the Commerce Department must be an expert in the insurance regulatory field and Steve Kelley doesn’t have that expertise. Steve Kelley’s focus while in the legislature was in education policy, energy policy, and telecommunications policy. His lack of required knowledge was evident in his performance as Commissioner.
“The Senate brought these concerns to Governor Walz in February and neither the Governor nor Kelley did anything to ameliorate the situation. Combine that with Kelley meddling with the PUC’ and their work on Enbridge’s Line 3 and it’s clear that he had to go.”
For Immediate Release
September 12, 2020
Contact: Jack Tomczak
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement