CU supporters win Tuesday in Alabama, Maine, and Texas

Credit union-supported candidates saw several victories in primary elections Maine and runoff elections in Alabama in Texas Tuesday. Candidates were backed by state credit union Leagues and CUNA’s political action committee, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC).

Former Congressman Pete Sessions defeated challenger Renee Swann with 53.5% of the vote. Sessions previously served in Congress from 1997 to 2019 (including representing Texas’ 32nd Congressional district from 2003 to 2019) before being defeated by Rep. Colin Allred (D).

Sessions will face Democrat Rich Kennedy in November’s election to represent Texas’ 17thCongressional District, which is currently held by Rep. Bill Flores (R), who will not seek re-election.

Sessions, former chair of the House Rules Committee, was a strong credit union supporter during his time in Congress, including sponsoring CUNA-backed mortgage regulatory relief legislation that passed the House in 2017.


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