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2008 US Presidential Candidate

John McCain - (R)

Current Job/Position: Senator from Arizona
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
Declaration Date: 2/28/2007 - Active
Religion: Episcopalian

Biography:

Personal

Birthdate: August 29, 1936 (Panama Canal Zone)

Hometown: Alexandria, Va.

Spouse: Cindy Hensley McCain

Children: Sydney McCain, Doug Shepp, Andy Shepp, Meghan McCain, John Sidney McCain IV, James McCain, Bridget McCain

Religion: Episcopal

Education

  • National War College, 1973
  • United States Naval Academy, 1958
  • Episcopal High School

Experience

Military Service:

  • United States Navy 1958-1981 with service in Vietnam
  • Prisoner of war in Vietnam, 1967-1973
  • Awards: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross

Businesses Owned, Past Careers, Board Memberships, Etc.:

  • Member, American Dream Political Action Committee, 1997-present
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 1997-present
  • Honorary Board Member, Hispanic Youth Foundation, 1997-present
  • Honorary Board Member, The Leonard Cheshire Foundation, 1997-present
  • Honorary Member, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Advisory Council, 1997-present
  • Honorary Vice Chairman, New Majority Council, 1997-present
  • Board of Trustees, Gallaudet University, 1995-present
  • Founding Member, Pacific Council on International Policy, University of Southern California, 1995-present
  • Board of Directors, Board of Directors Chair, International Republican Insitutute, 1992-present
  • Life Member, Navy League, 1987-present
  • Member, The Alfalfa Club
  • Member, Air Force Sergeants Association
  • Honorary Advisor Board, Arizonia Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Honorary Co-chairman, Advisory Board of Directors, Arizona Cancer Research Foundation
  • Honorary Member, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Complimentary Member, Association of the United States Army
  • Honorary Member, Barry Goldwater Foundation
  • Honorary Member, Fifty-Five Years and Up Incorporated
  • Honorary Member, Board of Regents, Francis Scott Key Foundation
  • Honorary Member, The John Goodwin Tower Center
  • Honorary Board Member, Kids Voting Arizona
  • Member, The Military Order of World Wars
  • Honorary Member, Mo Udall Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom
  • Member, Purple Heart Association
  • Member, The Retired Officers Association
  • Member, Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia
  • Member, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
  • Member of Board of Visitors, US Naval Academy
  • Honorary Member, Board of Directors, Council of Notables, U.S.-Spain Council
  • Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member, Vietnam Veterans Association
  • Senate Navy Liaison, 1977-1981
  • Pilot, Captain, United States Navy, Vietnam, 1958-1981

Public Service / Elected Offices:

  • Senator, United States Senate, 1987-present
  • Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 1995-2001, 2003-2005
  • Chair, Committee on Indian Affairs, 1995-1997, 2005-2007
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1983-1987
  • Republican presidential candidate, 2000

 

Book(s)

  • Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember by John McCain & Mark Salter
  • Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life by John McCain & Mark Salter
  • Worth the Fighting for: A Memoir by John McCain & Mark Salter
  • Unfinished Business: Afghanistan, the Middle East and Beyond -- Defusing the Dangers That Threaten America's Security by Harlan Ullman & John S. McCain
  • Faith of My Fathers by John McCain & Mark Salter
  • The Reminiscences of Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., by John McCain

Appearances on Nevada NewsMakers:

Presidential Candidate John McCain on Nevada NewsMakers

November-03-08


Guests:

Campaign spokesmen: Rick Gorka, Regional Communications Director - John McCain for President – 2008 and Jeff Giertz, Nevada Deputy Communications Director for the Obama campaign

Pundits:
Elisa Maser, President & CEO of Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates
Alison Gaulden, vice chair of the Democratic Party of Washoe County
Howard Rosenberg, NSHE Regent - (Nevada System of Higher Education)

Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette Journal
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Presidential Candidate John McCain on Nevada NewsMakers

October-07-08


Guests:

(postponed from an earlier date) John McCain ( R ) Candidate for President - (taped interview from early last year May 7, 2007)

Pundits:
Bill Brainard, Community Activist
Ernie Adler, Former State Senator
Howard Rosenberg, NSHE Regent - (Nevada System of Higher Education)

Host: Sam Shad
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Presidential Candidate John McCain on Nevada NewsMakers

September-09-08


Guests:

Rick Gorka, Regional Communications Director- John McCain for President

Pundits:
Dick Gammick, Washoe County District Attorney
Martha Gould, political activist
Randi Thompson, political analyst

Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: Scott Craigie, Alrus Consulting
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Presidential Candidate John McCain on Nevada NewsMakers

May-07-07


Guests:

Senator John McCain ( R ) candidate for President

Pundits:
Chuck Muth, Chuck Muth's Nevada News & Views
Bob Crowell, Kummer Kaempfer
Joe Guild, Attorney

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Presidential Candidate John McCain on Nevada NewsMakers

September-14-06


Guests:

US Senator, John McCain
Brian Krolicki, ( R ) Candidate for Lt. Governor

Pundits:
Dale Erquiaga, Consensus Frank Roberson, Political Consultant
Martha Gould, political activist

Host: Sam Shad
Co-Host: George Harris, publisher, Liberty Watch Magazine and Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Community Activist
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