Idaho

Dean L. Cameron
Director
(Chair, Western Zone)

Idaho Department of Insurance
Idaho Department of Insurance
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0043

Street Address
700 West State Street, 3rd Floor 
Boise, Idaho 83720-0043
Phone: 208.334.4250 
Fax: 208.334.4398

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Dean L. Cameron was appointed Director of the Department of Insurance by Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. He took office on June 15, 2015.

Cameron became licensed in life and health while attending college. Later, he passed his Series 6 and Series 63 exams and also obtained his P/C license. He is a third-generation agent.

At the time of his appointment as Director, Cameron was serving his 13th term as senator for District 27 as the most senior member of the Idaho Senate. He was serving his 8th term as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which meets jointly with the House Appropriations Committee to set the budget for the state of Idaho.

He was the co-chair of a task force on health care and has sponsored nearly 20 pieces of health care legislation in his 24 years of service in the Idaho Senate.

Cameron was also former chairman of the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee, which handles all banking, business and insurance issues. He was the senior member of that committee until his resignation.

He earned an associate degree in arts and science at Ricks College in Rexburg, ID (now BYU-Idaho), majoring in political science.

Cameron was born in Burley, ID, and served a church mission to Portugal. Cameron and his wife, Linda, have three married children and three grandchildren.