State Sen. Anitere Flores is calling for the state’s Insurance Commissioner to be elected.
Flores, a Miami Republican, issued a statement Tuesday. She referred to current “discontent” with the Office of Insurance Regulation.
Those positions were made appointed in the state constitution after recommendations by the 1997-98 Constitution Revision Commission.
The Florida Cabinet shrank from six members to the current three: The attorney general, chief financial officer and agriculture commissioner. It merged the cabinet offices of Treasurer and Comptroller into a then-new CFO.
The Secretary of State and Commissioner of Education, which had been elected, now are appointed.
Flores said she would make the Insurance Commissioner elected through a statutory change, however. Her petition can be found here.