Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Rex Frazier

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50. Rex Frazier

The insurance industry’s clout in Sacramento is probably best exemplified by the Personal Insurance Federation of California, headed by Rex Frazier, a canny political strategist who has a major say-so on how the industry’s political support is spread around. He also negotiates with lawmakers and rivals to gain benefits to his industry, as he did this year to win auto rate adjustments that they had been seeking for years. As trade associations go, PIFC is small but its individual members are big – including State Farm, Farmers, Mercury, Chubb, Liberty Mutual and Progressive. Frazier also heads something called PIFPAC, a coalition of about 1,500 State Farm agents and employees. Frazier’s first job is to protect his members, and he does that in part by supporting political candidates of either major party who he thinks will give his industry a fair shake. Frazier has graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Chicago, a law degree from McGeorge School of Law and has served there as an adjunct professor.

Updated Aug. 9, 2022

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