Former ACA Member Elected to State House of Representatives in Michigan
12/1/2016 7:00:00 PM
Daire Rendon worked in the collection industry for many years and is taking that experience to the Capitol in Michigan.
Daire Rendon, a former member of ACA International and former president of the Michigan Association of Collection Agencies, was elected to serve in the 103rd district in Michigan’s State House of Representatives on Nov. 8.
Rendon, 64, has many years of experience in the credit and collection industry and as a small business owner, influencing her goals for the next two years in the Michigan House of Represenatatives.
She will be sworn in on Jan. 11, 2017, and start her term the next day.
As the former owner of a company collecting bad checks and current owner of a company that provides virtual customer services for security companies in the U.S., Rendon said she knows the challenges small businesses face and how they can be addressed at the legislative level.
Her decision to run for office was influenced by her early days as a business owner when she sought support for a law related to returned check charges.
Before purchasing her first company from her boss at the Cadillac Credit Bureau, Rendon worked as a collector there. That experience provided her an early glimpse at the collection industry and influenced her eventual decision to run for office.
“I believe we [collection agencies] provide a valuable service and we need some protection,” Rendon said. “We are not the industry we were 50 years ago when there were no rules and regulations. I just think that the collection industry as a whole has gotten a bad rap and I would like to see that alleviated, and that is part of the reason I wanted to run.”
Daire’s husband, Bruce Rendon, is just finishing his third term in the State House of Representatives, the limit for a representative in Michigan. She will be representing the same district, which includes five counties in the Northern Lower Peninsula in Michigan.
Before her election, Rendon often accompanied her husband as he performed legislative duties and events. She was able to capitalize on that existing relationship during her campaign, while meeting and greeting constituents throughout the five counties.
During her first term, Rendon said she is focused on regulations that impact small businesses.
“I am excited to go to Lansing and to get to work on some of the things we have on our agenda,” Rendon said. “We have elected some strong leadership and they’re going to take on some big issues here in Michigan.”
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