Larry Hoff Elected to Washington House of Representatives
Credit unions’ Northwest advocacy army helped raise awareness about the Hoff campaign.
When the Washington State Legislature gavels in on Jan. 14, Larry Hoff will become the first former credit union CEO to serve in the House of Representatives. While ballots from the Nov. 6 election will not be officially certified until the end of the month, voting tallies are indicating Hoff is the elected winner to represent District 18, Position 2. According to the Washington Secretary of State, Hoff captured 52.58 percent of the vote to defeat his opponent, Kathy Gillespie.
The hard-fought contest demonstrates the effectiveness of credit union advocacy. Hoff trailed Gillespie following the August top-two primary, but his supporters, including an army of credit union advocates, rallied to successfully get the vote out.
As the former CEO of Longview-based Fibre Federal Credit Union, Hoff led a team of over 250 employees. In his new role, he will work for more than 160,000 residents of his district, which includes six of Clark County’s seven incorporated cities and three unincorporated communities.
Editor’s note: The Nov. 13 edition of Anthem will detail the election results in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and their impact on credit unions.