Media Advisory: Heartland Institute Comments on McRaith Appointment

March 18, 2011
Eli Lehrer

Washington, DC -- Eli Lehrer, vice president of Washington, DC operations for The Heartland Institute and national director of its Center on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, today praised President Barack Obama’s appointment of Michael McRaith to head the new Federal Insurance office. McRaith is currently insurance commissioner in Illinois.

“Michael McRaith has been a strong presence at the NAIC [National Association of Insurance Commissioners] and in testimony before Congress. He is smart, competent, and up to the job before him,” Lehrer said. “He has presided over one of the country’s better insurance regulatory systems and does a good job. I look forward to working with him.”

Lehrer can be reached for additional comment at 202-615-0586 or elehrer@heartland.org.