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Credit Union Political Action Committees
Ohio Credit Union Legislative Action Committee (OCULAC) and
the Ohio Credit Union Legislative Political Action Committee (OCULPAC)
are the political action committees of Ohio's credit union
The Ohio Credit Union Legislative Action Committee (OCULAC) is
the state political action committee (PAC). Regulated by the
Ohio Secretary of State, its funds are primarily used to
support candidates running for the Ohio General Assembly and statewide offices such as
governor, treasurer, and attorney general. Occasionally, OCULAC funds are also given to
candidates in local races, such as city council or township,
when a credit union friend can be identified. Only personal
contributions are allowed to the OCULAC due to strict election
finance guidelines and tracking requirements.
The Ohio Credit Union League Political Action Committee (OCULPAC)
-- the federal PAC -- gives funds to candidates for federal
office, primarily those running for U.S. Representative or
Senator. While some OCULPAC dollars are given directly to
federal candidates, the vast majority of the funds are sent to
the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), a federal
PAC overseen by the Credit Union National Association.
Traditionally, Ohio’s congressional delegation has received
more than its “fair share” of CULAC funds – exceeding the
amount sent to CULAC from the OCULPAC – because of members’
influential leadership positions and committee assignments.
Only credit unions that have signed an OCULPAC Permission
Agreement are able to solicit funds from staff members for
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