New insurance commissioner vows integrity

Saturday, February 5th 2005, 4:19 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Kim Holland is now officially the state's new insurance commissioner.

Holland was sworn in yesterday, promising to restore integrity to the office.

Governor Brad Henry appointed 49-year-old Tulsa Democrat on January 21st to replace Carroll Fisher. Fisher resigned in September while facing possible removal from office after being impeached by the House.

Holland has worked in the insurance industry for 25 years, most recently as executive vice president for Team Insurance Group. She had to resign from that job and surrender her insurance agent's license because she cannot have a financial interest in the industry.

She earns 94-thousand dollars a year in her new position.