Republican challenger Mike Causey was leading incumbent Democrat Wayne Goodwin with more than 90 percent of precincts reporting.
Democrat Wayne Goodwin is seeking his third term as N.C. Insurance Commissioner.
Republican Mike Causey, a retired insurance agent, is a five-time candidate for the office.
About the office
The commissioner regulates the insurance industry and also serves as the state fire marshal.
What shaped the race
Causey called for overhauling the state’s insurance system to attract companies offering new products and discounts not available in North Carolina. Goodwin defended the system, citing the state’s low auto insurance rates and his office’s track record of recovering money from insurers that overcharged or misled consumers.
Mike Causey, R 51.09%
Wayne Goodwin, D (i) 48.91%
2,638 of 2,704 precincts reporting.