Mountain West Credit Union Association Endorses Andy Biggs for Congress

Phoenix, AZ (Aug. 10, 2016) — The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) which represents 41 of Arizona’s credit unions announces it is endorsing Republican Andy Biggs in his bid for the United States House of Representatives. The endorsement comes after extensive candidate interviews.

“Biggs’ belief in conservative financial principles, including calling for a balanced budget, aligns well with the sound fiscal priorities of Arizona’s credit unions and the entire credit union industry,” said Scott Earl, President and CEO of MWCUA.  Additionally, Biggs has called for reduced taxes, and reductions in regulations that hurt families and businesses.

“Our interview process made it clear that Mr. Biggs was the right candidate for Arizona credit unions,” added Earl. “His solid financial principles resonate with credit unions and their members,” he said. “Mr. Biggs also realizes that regulatory relief is a critical component of a healthy economy.”

Biggs is a retired lawyer, and was most recently president of the Arizona state senate. He has the endorsement of a long list of entities and political allies, including retiring Congressman Matt Salmon, whose open seat Biggs is vying to fill.

Arizona Republicans will determine their candidate for the open congressional seat in the August 30 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.