The office of Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has fired a top aide who in February formally complained that Kreidler had bullied him, used crass language and was increasingly ‘antagonizing staff.’Insurance Industry
The firing Tuesday of Jon Noski, Kreidler’s legislative liaison, followed a wave of criticism in recent months from current, former and potential Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC) employees who said Kreider, a six-term Democrat, verbally mistreated staff and also, at times, used racially offensive language.
The Northwest News Network first reported on the existence of Noski’s complaint in March.
In an emailed statement Wednesday, an OIC spokesperson noted that Noski was an at-will, exempt employee subject to termination at any time.
‘The decision to end [Noski’s] appointment was made following ongoing discussions with Jon about his role in the office as the agency moves forward. Jon has been a valued member of our legislative and policy team and everyone wishes him well in his future endeavors,’ the statement said. The agency gave no reason for Noski’s firing, nor was an explanation included in his dismissal letter.