Several Credit Union Reps Elected To Offices
Javier Marin, a 37-year-old Columbian immigrant and president of Dover Spanish-American FCU here, was elected mayor of Dover Tuesday, the first Hispanic mayor ever elected in Morris County. Marin, a Republican and member of the local board of education, is largely credited with the turn-around of the once-troubled credit union. Marin is scheduled to take office in the $14,200-a-year job January 1.
Meanwhile, in Marks, Miss., Robert Jackson, CEO of Quitman County Development Organization and CEO/treasurer of Quitman/Tri-County FCU, was elected to the Mississippi State Senate, the first African-American to represent Coahoma County in the senate. Separately, CU-backed Republican Haley Barbour won the governor's race.