Vantage Point – California Commissioner of Insurance. Dave Jones is the Insurance Commissioner for the State of California. Mr. Jones was first elected in 2010 and was reelected for a second term in 2014. Jones leads the Department of Insurance, which is the largest consumer protection agency in California and regulates the California insurance market where insurers collect $257 billion a year in premiums. Jones previously served in the State Assembly and on the Sacramento City Council. During the Clinton administration, he was selected as a White House Fellow. He then served as Special Assistant and Counsel for U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno. He graduated with honors from Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, Harvard School of Law and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He now lives in Sacramento with his wife and two children.