NAPERVILLE, Ill. and PORTLAND, Maine (11/13/12)--Maine and Illinois credit unions reported positive results for the roster of candidates they supported in last week's general election.
Nearly 91% the Illinois Credit Union League's (ICUL) Credit Union Political Action Council's (CUPAC) contributions were directed toward winning candidates. Among the winners were Bill Enyart (D-12) who defeated Jason Plummer for an open Congressional seat. Enyart recently visited credit unions in the Metro East area. Those in attendance for a meeting that took place at Shell Community FCU, Wood River, Ill.; are, from left: Mike Frye, chairman, Shell Community FCU and CUPAC board member; Alan Meyer, executive vice president/chief operating officer, 1st MidAmerica CU, Bethalto, Ill.; and ICUL director, Class C, District 1; Enyart; Frank Padak, CEO, Scott CU, Edwardsville, Ill., and CUPAC board member; Keith Sias, ICUL vice president of governmental Affairs; and Greg Lyons, CEO, Shell Community FCU. (Photo provided by Illinois Credit Union League)
Nearly 91% the Illinois Credit Union League's Credit Union Political Action Council's (CUPAC) contributions were directed toward winning candidates.
CUPAC supported 31 candidates, with 28 winning their elections, including 14 of 16 winning candidates in the state Senate. On the Illinois House side, 14 of 15 winning candidates were backed by CUPAC.
Maine credit unions also enjoyed success in last week's elections. Independent Angus King, who was endorsed by the Maine Credit Union League, won Maine's open U.S. Senate seat. King, who won his race by 25 percentage points, will replace the retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) in January.
In Maine's Second Congressional District, Rep. Mike Michuad (D), a former credit union board member, was re-elected to a sixth term by a 58% to 41% margin.
In Maine's First Congressional District, Rep. Chellie Pingree (D) captured her third term by a margin of 65% to 35%.
"Congressman Michaud and Congresswoman Pingree have been strong supporters of our important issues, including raising the cap on member business lending, and ATM disclosure legislation," said John Murphy, Maine league president. "In the U.S. Senate, we look forward to continuing and building upon the solid relationship we have with Angus King, having worked well with him during his eight years as governor."