Credit Union National Association Backs Rep. Valadao

October 18, 2022

October 18, 2022
Washington, D.C.

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and its federal political action committee, CULAC, have committed a total of $2.5 million in campaign advertisements to help advance credit union champions, including independent expenditure digital ads and mailers supporting Rep. David Valadao (R-CA-22). 

“Whether fighting to protect consumer financial privacy or supporting our credit unions in their mission to help local families and businesses deal with rising costs, Congressman Valadao is a proven champion of credit unions in the Central Valley and the members they serve. We’re proud to support him,” said Trey Hawkins, Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Political Action.  

Through its $2.5 million effort, CUNA and CULAC are also looking to influence voters in other key federal races, including:   

  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)    
  • Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA-2)   
  • Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH-2) 
  • Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH-1) 
  • Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE-2)    
  • Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA-2)  
  • Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2)      

CUNA previously ran ads for Katie Britt (R-AL-SEN) in her successful primary and runoff elections earlier this year. 

CULAC is one of the five largest trade association PACs and among the most bipartisan PACs in the country. CULAC works with state leagues to identify, vet, and back congressional candidates who support credit unions and the CUNA-League system’s efforts to promote financial well-being for all.     

"We are proud of our bipartisan track record of backing pro-credit union candidates in hundreds of races each cycle,” said Hawkins. “We look forward to celebrating with this year’s candidates on November 9th and to welcoming them to the 118th Congress in January.” 

CULAC and state leagues supported 333 credit union candidates during the midterm primaries with a 96% success rate. To see all CULAC-supported candidates, visit


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