#ncpol: Wayne Goodwin starting to draw a crowd of opponents

ncgopIt looks like North Carolina Republicans will have at least THREE choices to pick from in selecting a candidate to face off in November with incumbent Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin (D).

Mike Causey, Goodwin’s 2012 opponent, is giving it another whirl.   Heather Grant, an unsuccessful primary candidate for US Senate in 2014, is jumping into the fray for Insurance Commissioner. A third choice that has emerged in the GOP field may make this race a lot more entertaining than usual.

Ron Pierce, a Charlotte-area businessman and author of a book entitled — (no joke, here) — Pissed Off — is jumping into the field with rhetoric that falls right in line with his book title:

I served in the Army as a helicopter mechanic. After my honorable discharge. And a trip to Saudi Arabia as a helicopter mechanic. Where I meet my wife. She is originally from the Philippines. I came to Charlotte NC., to be the “helicopter mechanic” for the Life Flight program for the Carolina’s Medical Center “then Charlotte Memorial” In 1988.   I have been in NC. for the past 28 years. My wife Eloney is still a registered nurse at “Carolina Medical Center”. I have two grown children Karen and Kristina. I have owned and operated my own construction company since 1990, especially while being laid off three times with US Airways thru the 1990’s. “I never trusted corporate america”. And still don’t. I started off as a handyman and grew the business to where I passed the North Carolina General Contractors Exam in 1999. I told U S Airways to take their job and stick it where the sun does not shine in 2001. I’ve never seen a company that puts you thru a very rigorous screening and training process and then treat their employees as the enemy. Any way.  19c013a5345ee48693e0dd0294350f3a

?I still live in Charlotte, I just completed writing a book called “PISSED OFF” That fully explains my fight with the Insurance Companies. And their paid politicians at state and federal levels. Least we forget their paid LOBBYISTS. AND THE BOOK WILL ADD A FEW OF MY PERSONAL VIEWS.

What started me off going down the path of learning about the insurance industry as a whole was HURRICANE KATRINA. In 2005. I went thru Louisiana and onto Beaumont Texas to help do clean up after the hurricane. What I have seen and experienced was incredible. Here you have people with there lives in turmoil and despair with roofs blown off, trees laid sown across entire houses, with these people looking for a place to stay and can’t find one. And then the insurance companies trying everything possible to get out of paying for what they were legally responsible for paying. This to me was a wake up call.

I came back to Charlotte and started a new construction company called Clear Choice Construction LLC. And I started learning what was and what was not in the insurance policy and how it applied to the North Carolina building codes.

?Boy did I get an education over the next few years. I have heard just about every lie that there was as to why that insurance company adjuster’s would not do their insured  policy holders correctly. This website and my running for Commissioner of Insurance is a direct result of an education that cannot be learned from any book or school. This has to be learned the hard way, from actual experiences on dealing with insurance companies, and all of the excuses and lies on why they the insurance companies couldn’t get something paid for when the insurance companies were legally responsible to pay it. 

I have to deal with Insurance companies on a daily basis where it comes into putting homes back together after a calamity such as water, fire, or wind and hail damage. I have had to deal with every lie that the insurance company and the licensed insurance adjusters can and will use to not pay you correctly. Or just outright deny you up front and call it wear and tear.

IF YOU THINK THAT THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE WAS THERE FOR THE CITIZENS OF THIS STATE, ON THESE CLAIMS AND MANY MORE CLAIMS AFTER, YOU WOULD BE WRONG EACH AND EVERYDAY.

?IF YOU HAVE BEEN DONE WRONG BY THE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN NORTH CAROLINA. I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

IF YOU HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND JUST GOT A REPLY THAT DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BESIDES LIP SERVICE, I WANT TO KNOW THAT AS WELL.  

A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares. A voice that refuses to be silenced by anyone nor any governmental body.

7 thoughts on “#ncpol: Wayne Goodwin starting to draw a crowd of opponents

  1. Mike Causey only one to hold an insurance license. Why run for a seat that you have never worked in. Smh….

    1. Not sure where you are getting your information from, but Heather held an insurance license for more than 10 years.

    2. Well Collin apparently you haven’t read enough. I own my company and it was a licensed Public Adjusting Company in 2012 and who do you think actually trained these people. I can pass the insurance adjusters test at any time that I want to. I won’t because I have insurance clams assigned directly to me from the homeowners. The law will not allow me to have a license on insurance and have any claim assigned directly to me. NCGS 58-33A-65. This does not mean that I do not know the law and how it is applied. I am not a paid for insurance lobbyist like Mike Causey was. And now he is breaking the law by the HATCH ACT. Look it up for yourself..

  2. Mike Causey is running for state insurance commissioner for a fifth time. In addition to his four previous losses for that same office, he’s also run and lost for Congress and state senate. He’s one of those perpetual running and losing candidates. Always runs, never wins. For that reason alone, I believe it’s time to change horses in this race if we want to win. (Sorry, Mike.) This Ron Pierce fellow sounds like the guy we need. He’s got real fire in the belly. I’m also backing Ron Pierce because I heard that Heather isn’t going to actually file for the office and that she stopped campaigning several months ago.

    1. John, If I have ever done something wrong to someone I always admit that it was wrong and I correct it unlike a lot of other people out there. If someone wants to try and tear me down by false statements I will call them out each and every time. It would not matter if I lost this fight for the commissioner of insurance job. My fight will go on until people in this state understands that the department of insurance is a very serious place and only serious people need to run it. That is my goal. I am not afraid of any fight. I have been falsely accused of many things and that stops now.

  3. Fire in the belly? He say’s he’s against Insurance Companies, but if you check the Secretary of State’s Website (Corporations Division under Registered Agents) you’ll see a host of businesses under his name – Ronald L. Pierce – to where he’s made his money and living off Insurance Companies. It might also pay to do a little research on his background. June of this year, he was Charged with 108 Counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses – specifically as it pertains to false insurance claims. It also appears he was acting as an Adjuster without being properly licensed. The Dept. of Insurance, Criminal Investigations Division, were the one’s who charged him. The reason he’s so ticked off is because he finally got caught. If anything, those of us paying insurance premiums in this state should revolt against his candidacy because people like him cause our premiums to be higher. If that’s not enough, he managed to make Angie’s List (Worst Charlotte Contractors) and has numerous complaints against him and/or one of his business entities through the BBB. If you would enjoy more reading material, anyone can also check out complaints filed at/on rip off report. Just google his name in Charlotte. Open his closet and skeleton’s don’t fall out, bodies do. He’d make an awesome Democrat for a primary race!

    1. James It seems that you are one of those people that do not look at the truth, you only look at what you want to look at. I own several companies in this state and in South Carolina. Apparently I am guilty of all charges before going to trial. HAY JAMES all charges were dropped in April of 2015 for guess what. ” NO PROBABLE CAUSE” So if you want to start telling all of something please do so if not maybe you just need to stay quite. I am here to stay. Get over it.

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