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LSCU endorses gubernatorial candidate
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (9/29/10)--The League of Southeastern Credit Unions' (LSCU) advocacy group is endorsing Democrat Alex Sink in the gubernatorial election in Florida. Sink's broad base of business experience and solid understanding of the financial difficulties facing Florida consumers and small businesses fit what Florida's economy need right now, said the board of trustees of the league's political advocacy group, CUPAC. Before she was elected Florida's chief financial officer, Sink fostered a "solid working relationship with Florida's credit unions," the league said. During her campaign she made a point of visiting the league officer to speak with its governmental affairs staff. In the past four years, Sink spoke at the league's legislative summit, met with multiple credit union CEOs, and was guest of honor at an event in June at the league's Annual Convention & Exposition. "Alex understands the issues that concern credit unions. She understands that in this down economy, it is important for Floridians to have access to credit," said LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine. "Her financial background will ensure that Florida's financial institutions, including credit unions, will continue to be able to offer affordable products and services Floridians need and want," he said. "Alex sees that credit unions are working with their members right now to keep them in their homes, cars and on the path to saving more." Sink said she was "honored" to receive the league's support. "Getting affordable loans to small businesses and homeowners is vital to rebuilding Florida's economy as it struggles to recover, and it is important to have a governor with the right kind of business experience and who understands the critical role credit unions play in getting Floridians back to work," Sink said. She added she looks forward "to working with the league to create jobs and support small businesses." The CUPAC board of trustess also announced endorsements of two other high profile races in the state: Republican Adam Putnam for commissioner of agriculture and Republican Jeff Atwater for Florida chief financial officer. The league also is making available to Alabama and Florida credit unions its 2010 LSCU Alabama and Florida Congressional Report Voter's Guide and the 2010 State Legislative Issues Voter Guide. For more information use the link.
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