Support of credit unions and understanding of the need for continued regulatory relief led to the endorsement.
Denver, CO (August 13, 2018) — The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA), which represents 21 of Wyoming’s federal credit unions, as well as credit unions in Colorado and Arizona, announces it is endorsing Republican Mark Gordon in his bid for Governor of the State of Wyoming. The endorsement comes after candidate interviews and a vote by MWCUA members.
“Gordon has long supported credit unions in his previous role as the State Treasurer,” said Scott Earl, President and CEO of MWCUA. “He is a fiscal conservative and his values for responsible financial practices align with those of credit unions. Additionally, he understands the need for continued regulatory relief actions to help credit unions and their members.”
“Our interview process made it clear that Mr. Gordon 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. “His long-standing support of credit unions is admirable, and he has a strong sense of the importance of credit unions in the communities they serve.”
Gordon is a rancher, small businessman, and currently Wyoming’s State Treasurer. As Treasurer, he led a transformation of the office resulting in improved returns on state investments, better protection of state savings, and increased transparency and access to state financial data for the general public. Gordon is recognized as a national expert in finance, investing, and wealth management, Mark served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 2008 through 2012. There he championed transparency, accountability and private enterprise.
Wyoming Republicans will determine their candidate for the Governor’s race in the August 21 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 127 member credit unions, 3.3 million credit union members and $41 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.