CU-backed Bonamici wins House seat
Bonamici made her support for member business lending a key part of her campaign and platform, telling a local television station that supporting MBL legislation would be one of her first acts after she took office. She also promoted increasing the MBL cap in a YouTube video. (See Jan. 31 story, Bonamici touts MBLs in House-seat contest.)
Northwest Credit Union Associatiokn representatives and credit union supporters pose with special election winner Suzanne Bonamici (second from right). Bonamici has pledged to support MBL cap increase legislation, as she did during her campaign, once she is sworn in to Congress later this month.
Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) Director of Legislative Advocacy Jennifer Wagner said the association is grateful for Bonamici's early support of raising the MBL cap, and looks forward to working with her. "In Suzanne Bonamici, we will have a champion who supports credit unions and their members," she added.
The NWCUA and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) supported the long-time credit union backer in the Democratic primary and the more recent special election, and Oregon credit unions backed Bonamici with phone bank and neighborhood canvassing efforts. Oregon credit unions, and CUNA's Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), also financially backed her campaign.