Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

Washington
N.C. CU employee wins state primary recount
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (5/29/12)--North Carolina Community FCU, Goldsboro, N.C., employee John Bell IV (R), who was supported by the North Carolina Credit Union League (NCCUL), will move on to an N.C. State House general election contest after a recount confirmed his recent defeat of incumbent Steven LaRoque (R).

Bell, who currently serves as a sales and business development manager at North Carolina Community FCU, Goldsboro, won by a mere 39 votes. He also won the initial primary election, which took place earlier this month, but LaRoque asked for a re-count.

He will face Democrat Jim Hardison in November's general election contest for the N.C. District 10 state house seat. District 10 includes parts of Greene, Lenoir and Wayne Counties.

The NCCUL's political action committee, CUPAC, supported Bell in his primary contest, and the league in a statement said Bell's general election candidacy is "an incredible opportunity for credit unions as we could potentially have one of our own helping to represent our interests at the North Carolina General Assembly."

Credit Union National Association Vice President of Political Affairs Trey Hawkins noted that that Bell's victory was a step in the right direction. "As important as it is to elect candidates who support credit unions, it's even more encouraging to have an actual credit union person run and win," he said.


RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Watching #SuperBowlXLIX this Sunday? Look for regional #creditunion #commercials @CltMetroCU @BECU @golden1cu #Seahawks #Patriots
15 hours ago
Philadelphia's American Bakery Workers FCU liquidated by @TheNCUA; @trumarkonline assumes shares
16 hours ago
More branch shutterings by @Citi: 4th-largest bank to close 10% of #Chicago area branches HT @CrainsChicago http://t.co/2vAvgucLY5
16 hours ago
56% struggle with subprime credit scores says @cfed survey HT @washingtonpost http://t.co/RHmMvuhNtw
17 hours ago
How to use social media for crisis communications Feb. 10 webinar from @SBAgov, @AgilityRecovery http://t.co/d16t8RHr7n
18 hours ago