WESTBROOK, Maine (7/28/14)--The Maine Credit Union League is soliciting volunteers to help elect U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) for governor.
The league endorsed Michaud for governor last fall and highlighted Michaud's track record of supporting credit unions during his 12 years in Congress and 20 years in the Maine Legislature. Michaud also served as a longtime credit union board member and remains an honorary credit union board member at Eastmill FCU, Millinocket, Maine, with $60 million in assets.
"Helping to successfully elect Mike as Maine's next governor is going to take a strong, coordinated and involved effort on the part of Maine's credit unions," said John Murphy, league president (Weekly Update July 25). "We played a critical role in helping him first get elected to Congress in 2002, by participating in leaflet drops in key areas, hosting him at credit union-related events and working in other aspects of his campaign. In fact, Mike has never forgotten our involvement, as he often cites the work of credit unions as helping to put him over the top in that race.
"We have continued to support him during his other campaigns, but the race for governor is shaping up to require a 2002-like effort, as it is anticipated to be a hard-fought and close race," Murphy added. "It is going to take a strong effort on the part of your league and Maine credit unions so we need to get this process under way now and identify individuals and credit unions that are willing to help."