Credit Union Times Article
4/27/2006 Credit Union Times Article
More CU Voices Still Needed at State Level, Kressig Implores
DES MOINES, Iowa - While credit unions continue to make their presence known more there is still a need for extra voices at the state legislative level, said Iowa Rep. Bob Kressig (D-Cedar Falls).
Kressig, also a director at $1 billion Veridian Credit Union, is getting ready to start his re-election campaign. He first came to office in 2004.
“It's important to add [credit union] people to the ranks in state government,” he said. “There are a lot of bankers [serving] in legislature now. If you're thinking of running, do so.”
Kressig said he would be happy to be a sounding board for budding candidates. His newly-revamped Web site is www.bobkressig.com. Meanwhile, it's been relatively quiet in Iowa on issues impacting credit unions including on the taxation matter.
“I don't know if it's because I'm here” and people are starting to become more educated about credit unions, Kressig said. “I hope that's why.”
Still, he has his radar on.
“You might blink and the taxation issue could come up again,” Kressig said. - email@example.com