Colorado, Wyoming Step Up Advocacy Goal

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ARVADA, Colo. - When Colorado's and Wyoming's state legislatures open their 2007 sessions the states' credit unions say they will be well-positioned. The Credit Union Associations of Colorado and Wyoming said its stepped-up political advocacy should pay dividends as credit unions were active on a bipartisan basis in assisting with grassroots organizing, fundraising and endorsement of candidates who support credit unions.

All six CUAC supported candidates won their election to Congress, while all 14 CUAC supported State Senate candidates won their election as well as, 52 of 57 CUAC supported State Representative candidates who won their election.

In Wyoming, the CUAW supported winning Gov. Dave Freudenthal, along with winning candidates Treasurer Joe Meyer, Secretary of State Max Maxfield and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride. All three CUAW supported State Senate candidates won their election and 12 of 15 CUAW supported State Representative candidates won their election.

In addition, CUAW supported both Sen. Craig Thomas and U.S. Rep. Barbara Cubin who both won their election to Congress.

John Dill, President of CUAC, has been appointed by Colorado Governor-elect Bill Ritter to serve on the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Transition Team.

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