PORTLAND, Maine (1/12/15)--Credit unions are well represented in the 127th Maine Legislature.
At a reception in Augusta, Maine, are (from left) Jim Lemieux, president/CEO of Sebasticook Valley FCU, Pittsfield, Maine, with $80 million in assets, and board chair of the Maine Credit Union League; John Murphy, league president; and Rep. Ken Fredette (R-Newport), House minority leader and a board member at Sebasticook Valley FCU. (Maine Credit Union League Photo)
"We are pleased to have a number of individuals with direct credit union connections serving in the Maine Legislature," said John Murphy, president of the Maine Credit Union League (Weekly Update Jan. 9)
"They bring a unique understanding and perspective of the impact certain legislation would have on credit union operations and members," Murphy added. "These individuals will likely be strong advocates in the Legislature on issues important to credit unions and members, and we look forward to their leadership."
In the Maine House, Minority Leader Ken Fredette (R-Newport) is a board member at $80 million-asset Sebasticook Valley FCU, Pittsfield.
Other credit union board members in the Legislature include:
Also, Wallace and Picchiotti were named to serve on the Insurance and Financial Services Committee.
Two other Maine legislators with strong credit union ties are Rep. Karen Gerrish (R-Lebanon), a longtime employee at York County FCU, Sanford, with $205 million in assets; and Rep. Donna Doore (D-Augusta), whose husband is the board chair at Capital Area FCU, Augusta, with $27 million in assets.