Russell Toal, the newly appointed New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance, took office on January 1, 2020. Toal was appointed to fill the nonpartisan position following John Franchini’s retirement in December 2019.
The insurance nominating committee appointed Toal unanimously from among eight candidates for the position. The committee chairwoman and former lieutenant governor of New Mexico, Diane Denish (D), cited Toal’s extensive experience as a deciding factor.
Toal most recently served as the Deputy Secretary of New Mexico’s Human Services Department.
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