Credit union supporters win in Ohio special election

November 3, 2021

Two credit union-supported candidates were successful in Tuesday’s special elections in Ohio.

Shontel Brown (D) defeated Republican challenger Laverne Gore with 78.8% of the vote. Brown will serve in the former seat of current Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District.

Mike Carey (R) took 58.3% of the vote against Democratic challenger Allison Russo for the race to hold the seat left vacant by Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) in the state’s 15th Congressional District.

Both candidates were supported by the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, CUNA’s federal Political Action Committee, and the Ohio Credit Union League.