Mountain West Credit Union Association Formally Endorses Elizabeth “Liz” Cheney for Congress

Her understanding of the need for regulatory relief led to the endorsement. MWCUA represents 22 credit unions in Wyoming.

Denver, CO (July 19, 2016) — The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA), which represents 22 of Wyoming’s federal credit unions, as well as credit unions in Colorado and Arizona, announces it is endorsing Republican Elizabeth “Liz” Cheney in her bid for the United States House of Representatives. The endorsement comes after candidate interviews and a vote by MWCUA members.

“Cheney has called for the repeal of Dodd-Frank and demonstrated a strong understanding that excessive over regulatory reach on credit unions must be addressed, as these burdens are hurting the people and small businesses from Cheyenne to Cody,” said Scott Earl, President and CEO of MWCUA.  Additionally, Cheney has called for reduced taxes, to rein in government spending and remove obstacles to help businesses and the economy flourish.

“Our interview process made it clear that Ms. Cheney was the right candidate for Wyoming credit unions,” said Brian Rohrbacher, President and CEO of Atlantic City Federal Credit Union in Lander, WY, who participated in the interview process. “She understands the importance of credit unions in the communities they serve, and knows that regulatory relief, particularly for community based financial institutions like credit unions, is critical to help them remain a strong financial partner for members.”

Cheney is a lawyer by trade and is the co-founder of the Alliance for a Strong America, a non-profit organization based in Wyoming and focused on educating voters about the importance of American leadership and strength. She is a member of the International Board of Advisors at the University of Wyoming and previously served on the board of Rivers of Recovery, a Wyoming-based organization that provides rehabilitation for military veterans through fly-fishing.

Wyoming Republicans will determine their candidate for the open congressional seat in the August 16 primary, with the winner heading to the November general election.

About the Mountain West Credit Union Association

The Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional tri-state trade association representing 126 member credit unions, 3.1 million credit union members and $37 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Not-for-profit in nature, credit unions provide low-cost financial services to their members. Founded in 2011, the Mountain West Credit Union Association serves and supports the interests of member credit unions through advocacy, community outreach, education and training, public affairs, regulatory and compliance services and strategic partnerships. The Mountain West Credit Union Association is affiliated with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and CUNA Mutual Group. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/mwcua or on Facebook at facebook.com/mwcua. To learn more about credit unions visit AsmarterChoice.org.