Oregon CU Leaders Meet with State Treasurer Candidate
Posted by Pam Leavitt on November 29, 2023
Credit Union CEO’s and Advocates met with Senator Elizabeth Steiner on Monday to discuss her race for the Oregon State Treasurer. She discussed her work as one of the Chief budget writers in the State of Oregon and how that work will get her a strong background in the State Treasurer’s office. She also thanked Oregon credit union leaders for their work in the area of financial education and committed to continuing that support in the Treasurer’s office. Here is a little more background on the Senator:
“As one of Oregon’s chief budget writers, I led the effort to invest billions of dollars in the services we all depend on. Those dollars will help increase the housing supply, increase access to healthcare, make our roads and bridges safer, protect communities from wildfires, support workers and Oregon’s homegrown industries, and boost opportunity for every Oregon kid – from investments in childcare and early learning to community colleges and job training programs. At the same time, I helped our reserves grow by not overspending.
As State Treasurer, I’ll protect those critical investments and serve as a diligent watchdog of our public dollars, making our state’s education dollars go further, responsibly managing our pensions, and ensuring our public investments perform and align with our values. Here’s what I believe: no matter who you are or where you live in our state, everyone deserves an opportunity to save for their future. But right now, too many Oregonians are just a late paycheck or an unexpected medical bill away from losing a roof over their heads, missing a car payment, or affording childcare. We know that having $500-$1,000 in savings makes the difference between having a home and becoming homeless, between completing college or technical school and not completing it, or between having a job and becoming unemployed.”