Iowa Credit Union League to host Bi-Partisan First Congressional District forum

DES MOINES, IA (February 12, 2014) — The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) announced today that it will hold a bi-partisan candidate forum for Republican and Democratic candidates seeking their party’s First Congressional District nominations. The forum will be moderated by Dean Borg, “Iowa Press” host and one of Iowa’s most respected political journalists.

The First Congressional District Forum will be held on February 18, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Des Moines and will be streamed live at Live streaming begins at 10:25 a.m. More than 100 Iowa credit union leaders are expected to attend to learn more about the candidate’s stands on the issues.

“ICUL and its member credit unions represent more than one million Iowans,” stated Jon Murphy, Director of Government Affairs for ICUL. “Our members come from all political parties, and have asked that we keep them informed on federal and state issues. This Forum offers our members a unique opportunity to hear from candidates from both parties, and to hear their solutions to the important issues facing Iowa.”

Confirmed for the Forum are the following candidates:

  • Swati Dandekar (D)
  • Anesa Kajtazovic (D)
  • Pat  Murphy (D)
  • Dave O’Brien (D)
  • Monica Vernon (D)
  • Gail Boliver (R)
  • Walt Rogers (R)

“ICUL is a bi-partisan association, and offering this unique forum serves our members and all voters in the First Congressional District,” said Murphy. “We’re grateful to the candidates who are joining us. This will be the first time they share the stage, and we hope this will set the tone for a spirited campaign for Iowa’s First Congressional District.”

About the Iowa Credit Union League
The Iowa Credit Union League is the trade association that represents the interests of Iowa credit unions and their more than one million members. Credit unions are not-for-profit, financial cooperatives owned and operated by their members. Iowans use their credit union membership to receive higher interest rates on savings and lower interest rates on loans. For more information on ICUL and Iowa credit unions, visit Follow ICUL on Twitter at or on Facebook at learn more about credit unions, visit

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