WASHINGTON (4/25/12)—The Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA), and local credit unions are among those that helped former State Rep. Scott Perry (R) in his Republican U.S. House primary efforts, which concluded last night.
Perry defeated fellow nomination hopefuls York County Commissioner Chris Reilly, Kevin Downs, Eric Martin, Sean Summers, Mark Swomley and Ted Waga in Tuesday's primary.
He will face Democratic challenger Harry Perkinson in November's general election. The candidates will vye for Pennsylvania's fourth district U.S. House seat, which is being vacated by current congressman Todd Platts (R).
Perry served two terms representing Pennsylvania's 92nd district, which includes parts of Cumberland County and York County. He is also a military veteran and currently serves as a Colonel in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
The former state legislator is supportive of credit union member business lending increase legislation and other credit union priorities, and has used his credit union to obtain funding for his own small business. The PCUA and credit unions have supported Perry with canvassing efforts, and CULAC financially supported the candidate.
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Vice President of Political Affairs Trey Hawkins said CULAC "will continue to be in the game on behalf of credit union-friendly candidates, and will aggressively support credit union friends in this year's elections."
The presidency, congressional seats, and state and local positions are all at stake in 2012.