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El Dorado man running for insurance commissioner

TOPEKA - Dave Powell plans to announce his bid for state Insurance Commissioner next week during a two day tour of Kansas.

Powell, 63, and a long-time El Dorado resident will make his initial announcement Monday morning in Overland Park. He will end the day at a Wichita event 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Powell started David J. Powell and Associates, LLC in 1998 and provides a variety of insurance options including health, supplemental and life insurance.

In 2002, Powell ran for insurance commissioner but was defeated in the Republican primary.