|Preceded by Denton Darrington|
Political party Republican
Party Republican Party
Preceded by Lynn Tominaga
|Preceded by District created|
Name Dean Cameron
Preceded by Don Burtenshaw
Succeeded by Michelle Stennett
|Born January 20, 1961 (age 54)
Burley, Idaho (1961-01-20) |
Education Brigham Young University–Idaho
Similar People Butch Otter, Elliot Werk, Brent Hill
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Dean L. Cameron (born January 20, 1961) was appointed by Governor Butch Otter to serve as Director of the Idaho Department of Insurance. Cameron has been serving in that role since June 15, 2015.
He is a former Republican member of the Idaho Senate.
Early life and career
Cameron achieved his AA in Political Science at Ricks College in 1984. He worked as an insurance salesman at Rupert Abstract Company and currently it's co-Owner and employed at Cameron & Seamons, INC.
He was a Youth Committeeman of the Republican Party from 1984 to 1988. He was in the Precinct Committee of the Republican Party from 1988 to 1990.
In 1991, Senator Lynn Tominaga resigned to accept a position at the Idaho Water Users Association. The Legislative District 24 Central Committee met to fill the vacancy in Senate Seat B, sending three names in order of preference to Governor Cecil Andrus: Cameron, then Representative Ralph Peters of Jerome, and former Representative XXX of Jerome. Governor Andrus selected Cameron to fill the remainder of Senator Tominaga's term.
After redistricting, in 1992 Cameron sought reelection and was challenged by Peters in the primary and by Democrat Jason Stolldorf of Rupert in the general election. In the 1994 Republican primary, Cameron was challenged by Harold Mohlmon of Rupert, who also sought the appointment in 1991, defeating. Cameron easily dispatched Democratic challengers in 2002 and 2008, and defeated Mohlmon again in the 2010 Republican primary.
After redistricting combined Cassia and Minidoka Counties into the same legislative district for the first time, forcing long-time Senate colleagues Cameron and Senator Denton Darrington of Declo to possibly run against each other. Oakley rancher Doug Pickett entered the 2012 Republican primary and Senator Darrington, also from Cassia County, decided to not seek reelection and endorsed Cameron. Cameron defeated Pickett in Cameron's closest challenge of his career.
Dean is the highest-ranking member of the Idaho Senate.
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