BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Tim Temple is the next insurance commissioner for Louisiana.

“As of today, I am honored and humbled to announce that I am officially the Louisiana Insurance Commissioner-Elect. My family and I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support and encouragement we have received from voters across Louisiana throughout this campaign. I will continue to travel our state, visit with our people and share my vision for this office. I’m excited and looking forward to working with Commissioner Donelon on the transition process. We have an enormous amount of work to do for the people of this state and I’m ready to get going. Together, we will tackle Louisiana’s insurance crisis head-on. Better days are ahead.”

Tim Temple, next Louisiana Insurance Commissioner

The only other candidate, Democrat Rich Weaver is officially listed as withdrawn on the Louisiana Secretary of State website.

Both qualified to run last week.

Weaver did not say why he was dropping out of the race, but when he qualified, he told BRPROUD that he had planned on sitting down with insurance companies if he were elected.

“Sit down with insurance companies, you know there’s ways we can communicate you know their products, things they use, home repairs they can get contracts things like that.”

Temple and Weaver were the only two to qualify for the seat currently held by Jim Donelon. Donelon chose not to run for re-election.

The primary is set for Oct. 14. The general election will be Nov. 18.