Jim Beck (politician)
Jim C. Beck (born September, 1961) is the Insurance Commissioner of Georgia. Jim previously served as the Deputy Insurance Commissioner of Georgia to former Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine.
|Insurance Commissioner of Georgia|
|Assumed office |
January 14, 2019
Suspended: May 16, 2019 – present
|Preceded by||Ralph Hudgens|
|Succeeded by||John King (Acting)|
|Born||September 29, 1961|
Douglasville, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||University of West Georgia (BA)|
Beck's first role in public service was as Deputy Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner for the State of Georgia. Later he served as the Chief of Staff for Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. In August of 2017 Beck announced his candidacy for the office of Insurance Commissioner in Georgia in 2018.
On May 14, 2019, a federal grand jury indictedGeorgia Insurance Commissioner Jim C. Beck for fraud, having embezzled more than $2 million from the Georgia Underwriting Association from February 2013 - August 2018. Beck was elected Commissioner in 2018, after previously serving as general manager of operations for the Georgia Underwriting Association.
Jim Beck and his wife Lucy reside in Carrollton, Georgia; they have one son, Jimmy Beck, Jr.
- Miller, Andy (November 7, 2018). "Beck apparent winner for state insurance post". georgiahealthnews.com.
- Boyer, Sam. "Jim beck - running for Georgia Insurance Commissioner". insurancebusinessmag.com.
- "Former Georgia Deputy Insurance Commissioner Beck to Seek State's Top Insurance Post". www.insurancejournal.com. 2017-10-17.
- "Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck suspended after fraud indictment". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
| Insurance Commissioner of Georgia