PHOENIX–The Mountain West Credit Union Association said it is endorsing two candidates representing Arizona for Congress.
In both cases, the MWCUA said its endorsement follows extensive interviews with the candidates. The association has endorsed:
- Republican Paul Babeu in his bid for the open Arizona House of Representatives District 1 seat. “In our interview, Mr. Babeu stated his desire to help those institutions operating in a manner that puts our state in a better position to grow its economy, and that commitment extends to credit unions,” said Scott Earl, president and CEO of MWCUA. Additionally, the MWCUA said Babeu has stated his support of common sense regulatory reform and lowering the tax burden, things of great interest to credit unions. Babeu is currently the sheriff of Pinal County.
- Republican Andy Biggs in his bid for the United States House of Representatives. “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 Earl. Additionally, Biggs has called for reduced taxes, and reductions in regulations that hurt families and businesses, the MWCUA said. Biggs is a retired lawyer, and was most recently president of the Arizona state senate.
Arizona Republicans will determine their candidate for the open congressional seat in the Aug. 30 primary, with the winner heading to the November general election.