For the preceding 26 years, Earl Pomeroy has held full time elected office serving his home state, North Dakota for eight years as Insurance Commissioner and 18 as the states lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
As Insurance Commissioner, Pomeroy served as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, where he advanced a program of minimum standards for financial regulation by state insurance departments, which is still operative today. As Commissioner, he chaired a number of health insurance committees, including small group market reform and standardization of Medicare supplement policies.
As Congressman, Pomeroy served on the Ways and Means and Agriculture Committees. In keeping with his insurance regulatory experience, he was a leader in health, pension and group insurance issues. In Congress, Pomeroy had a reputation for centrist practical approaches to public policy issues and a willingness to work in a bipartisan fashion. He was a member of the Conservative Blue Dog Democrat Caucus.
Pomeroy’s wife, Mary, is a school teacher and he is the father of two children, Kathryn and Scott.