Senator John McCain (AZ-R) – Member, Board of Trustees, Goldwater Foundation
After serving two terms in the House of Representatives, John McCain was first elected to the Senate in 1986. He was a long-time friend and colleague of Senator Barry Goldwater and he has been a long-standing member of the Board of Trustees for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Senator McCain, now in his 6th term in the Senate, has worked for decades to reform Washington, eliminate wasteful government spending and strengthen our nation’s armed forces. Today, Senator McCain serves as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In that capacity he also serves ex officio on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. McCain also serves on the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
As the son and grandson of distinguished Navy admirals, John McCain deeply values duty, honor and service to the country. McCain attended college at the U. S. Naval Academy and then launched a 22-year career as a naval aviator upon his graduation from the Academy in 1958. His naval honors include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Senator McCain has seven children and four grandchildren, and currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Cindy.