Capital CUs Endorse Challenger For Mayor

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WASHINGTON – The Maryland and District of Columbia CU Association threw its weight behind mayoral challenger Vincent Gray, the chairman of the city council who is vying to topple Mayor Adrian Fenty in next month’s Democratic primary.

The winner of the primary is certain to win the general election in this overwhelmingly Democratic city.

The D.C. League endorsed Gray due to his strong support for a curriculum requirement for financial literacy education for the students of D.C. public schools. While meeting with league representatives, Gray said he would work with the D.C. Board of Education to develop an appropriate course and described his vision for working with credit unions and others to help develop financial literacy lessons for all levels of D.C. public schools.

The League said it also was impressed by Gray’s interest in making the District of Columbia a global financial center. MDDCCUA believes this type of pro-business thinking will serve Gray well as mayor, and will help bring more jobs and investment to the District.

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