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John Adams - From a family of action and a history of caring for others!

Family

John Adams comes from an historical Massachusetts family that has provided a long and distinguished history of public and private service and caring for others!

John is a lifelong resident of Washington State. He and his wife Starr have lived in the Kirkland/Bellevue area for over 40 years. John has a son and daughter and is a Grandfather of three.

Education and Community Service

John Adams is a graduate of Bellevue High School and the University of Washington. John is a Viet Nam Veteran serving in the Army for four years. John has also been an elected School District Director, serving on the Lake Washington School District #414 Board for eight years.

Insurance Experience

John began his career as an insurance professional with the Hartford Insurance Group. He later joined the Marsh/McLennan Brokerage, and for the past 23 years has owned his own insurance brokerage firm, Seattle General Agency Inc.

While serving on the Lake Washington School Board, John helped establish a Risk Management program and a Broker Selection Process to centralize responsibility. John has also been an instructor of Risk Management subjects at Association of National School Business Officials (NASBO) conventions.

When Elected Washington State Insurance Commissioner John will, with his experience and insurance knowledge, work to:

  • Evaluate the existing office by calling for a Performance Audit from a disinterested independent source. This has never been done and a current review is appropriate.
  • Reduce the over-regulation that is stifling business and consumers at all levels of our society
  • Provide leadership to help reform unfair underwriting practices
  • Work with others on the big basket of problems that we call "Healthcare Reform":
    1. Tort reform for medical providers
      Claims Payment reform
      Uniform pricing for Prescription Drugs - Group Purchasing
      Market availability and enhancement of competition - restore choice
      Require Contracts to be issued to enable consumers to better understand complex coverages
  • Increase funding to the State of Washington without raising taxes
  • Work closely with employers and labor to make insurance available in currently troubled areas.