CU-supported Candidate Wins Special Election, Heading to Congress

Credit union supporter Greg Murphy (R) won a special election Tuesday to represent North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, filling the seat vacated by the passing of Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) in February. Murphy was supported by the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) and the Carolinas Credit Union League.

Murphy recently met with staff from the Carolinas Credit Union League and Marine FCU CEO Jeff Clark at Marine FCU’s offices.

League and credit union staff discussed regulatory relief with Murphy who shared his own stance on the issues informed by his experience with the business side of healthcare. Murphy previously practiced as a urologic surgeon.

Currently a state representative, Murphy’s main opponent was Democrat Allen Thomas, a former mayor of Greenville, N.C. who served from 2011 to 2017. Murphy captured 61.7% of the vote besting the former mayor and two other candidates. 

The Credit Union Legislative Action Council, or CULAC, is the CUNA/League system’s federal Political Action Committee (PAC). It enables credit union professionals, volunteers and members to pool individual contributions to support credit union-friendly candidates for federal office.

For additional information about CULAC or other political and grassroots programs contact Chris Abeel, the NJCUL’s Vice President of Corporate & Governmental Affairs at cabeel@njcul.org or 800-792-8861, ext. 127.