By Jim Turner
The News Service of Florida
Published: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 10:49 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE — Kevin McCarty, Florida’s longtime insurance commissioner, is leaving the Office of Insurance Regulation during the first week of July.
McCarty oversaw the insurance industry through the unprecedented 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons and a global recession. But a year ago, he was one of three agency heads targeted for removal by Gov. Rick Scott.
McCarty remained as commissioner, before announcing in January he would leave to “pursue other career opportunities of interest that have recently come to my attention.”
In April, Scott and the Florida Cabinet agreed to retain McCarty for a couple of extra months to help transition new Commissioner David Altmaier into the high-profile job.
The News Service of Florida has five questions for Kevin McCarty: