The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) has endorsed Ann Wagner, the Republican candidate for the District 2 Congressional seat, as a Credit Union Champion. The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) announced the endorsement at an August 15 meeting with Wagner at Arsenal Credit Union. There are more than 200,869 credit union member-owners in District 2.
Wagner supports the credit union tax status, which allows credit unions to return profits to the people they serve. If elected, she has pledged to work directly with credit unions on credit union issues.
“As the daughter of small business owners, I understand the need for entrepreneurs to have access to capital and that government should simply get out of the way of hard-working Americans who are trying to make a living and run a business,” said Ann Wagner. Wagner supports legislation that would raise the credit union small business lending cap and allow more loan opportunities for small business owners.
“I am grateful for the Missouri Credit Union Association naming me a Credit Union Champion and pledge that I will continue to fight for our small businesses in Congress.”
The purpose of endorsing candidates as Credit Union Champions is to support and publicly recognize candidates who champion credit union issues and take action, even in the face of opposition, on behalf of credit union members, consumers who benefit from credit unions, and credit unions. The MCUA Governmental Affairs Committee and Board of Directors approved the endorsement.
“We are pleased to endorse Ann Wagner as a Credit Union Champion,” said Missouri Credit Union Association President/CEO Mike Beall. “Her support and willingness to work with Missouri credit unions on issues of concern will help all consumers."
Credit union representatives from eight organizations took part in the event, including:
Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union
Arsenal Credit Union
Electro Savings Credit Union
First Community Credit Union
Missouri Credit Union Association
Neighbors Credit Union
St. Louis Community Credit Union
West Community Credit Union