On April 25, 2007 John McCain announced officially that he will run for President of the United States in 2008. He is a Republican, and must first win the Republican primary to be considered a final candidate for the Presidency.
The purpose of this set of articles is to learn about local resident John McCain, his career as a Senator from Arizona, his political platform, and to provide resources as the campaign progresses.
This article is written neither in support or in opposition to John McCain as a presidential candidate. It is simply offered as a way to get to know this famous Phoenix resident.
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John McCain BioBorn: August 29, 1936
Birthplace: Panama Canal Zone, Panama
Resides: Phoenix, AZ
Marital Status: Married to Cindy Lou Hensley
Family: Doug, Sidney, and Andrew from his first marriage; Meghan, John IV (Jack), James (Jimmy), and Bridget from his second marriage.
National War College, 1973-1974
BS from United States Naval Academy, 1958
Senate Navy Liaison, 1977-1981
Pilot, Captain, United States Navy, Vietnam, 1958-1981
Senator, United States Senate, 1986-present
Primary Candidate, United States President, 2000
National Security Advisor, Dole/Kemp Presidential Campaign, 1996
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1982-1986
Current Office: U.S. Senator
First Elected: November 4, 1986
Last Elected: November, 2, 2004
Committees: Armed Services (Senate), Commerce, Science & Transportation (Senate), Indian Affairs (Senate) Chair
Page 1: John McCain Biography
Page 2: Bits and Pieces About John McCain and Family
Page 3: How Senator John McCain Voted on Select Bills
Page 4: Where John McCain Stands on Issues
Page 5: More Issues, and More John McCain Resources