MCUL Endorses Hoekstra for Governor (Monitor: May 31, 2010)
The MCUL has announced its support for U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra’s bid for governor. Calling the endorsement a vote for small business and for consumers, MCUL President /CEO David Adams applauded Hoekstra’s track record and leadership.
“Congressman Hoekstra has been a champion for small business interests and for policies that help the consumer,” Adams said. “These values align with those of the credit union movement, which is built on local ownership and commitment to serving middle-class America. These values are what Michigan needs as it rebuilds its economic strength and strengthens the vital financial interests of its citizens.”
Congressman Hoekstra called the credit union endorsement a momentum builder.
“Credit unions are about as ‘mainstream America’ as you can get,” Hoekstra said. “The League’s endorsement shows confidence in my track record of strengthening Main Street by supporting locally-owned credit unions. The diverse and bi-partisan nature of credit unions makes them a great partner for my campaign, and this endorsement proves that both my track record of support for Main Street financial issues and my vision for Michigan are resonating with the middle class.”
The MCUL’s endorsement decision was based on the congressman’s positions and votes on legislation that have allowed credit unions to expand their fields of membership and their ability to expand small business lending.
Hoekstra has served nine consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives since winning his first election to the Congress from Michigan’s 2nd District in 1992.
Read more about the endorsement in the MCUL Press Room.
Read more about the ensorsement in the MCUL Press Room.