Oct. 24, 2006 PRESS RELEASE FROM Sen. John McCain's Straight Talk America PAC


ALEXANDRIA, VA - Today Straight Talk America announced the formation of the Michigan Young Leaders Team.  The team consists of 27 Michigan Republican young leaders, including the chairmen of both leading political youth organizations in the state.

The Michigan Young Leaders Team:

Dan Carlson                         Michigan Federation of College Republicans (MFCR) Chairman

Mike Flory                              Michigan Federation of Young Republicans Chairman

Trevor Pitsley                        Michigan Republican Party Youth Coalitions Director

Justin Zatkoff                        MFCR Executive Director and Oakland College Republican Chair

Derek Moss                          MFCR Political Director and Eastern Michigan College Republican Chair

Brandon Moore                    MFCR Campaign Chairman

Tyler Whitney                        Michigan Teenage Republicans former Chairman

Vincent Vernuccio                Ave Maria Law School College Republican Chairman

Leslie Little                           Central Michigan College Republican Chairman

Mike Compagnoni               Albion College Republican Chairman

Jon Kowalski                        Kettering College Republican Chairman

Tyler Petrini                           Calvin College Republican Chairman

Amanda Zaluckyj                 Grand Valley State College Republican Chairman

Eric Schaefer                        Delta College Republican Chairman

Brandon Sugg                      Saginaw Valley State College Republican Chairman

Allison Schneider                University of Michigan College Republicans Campaign Chairman

Brian Steers                         University of Michigan College Republicans Secretary

Erin Trussell                         Michigan State College Republican former Chairman

Laina Shuey                         Eastern Michigan College Republican former Chairman

Jonathan Mycek                   University of Michigan-Dearborn College Republicans former Chairman

Blake Hurt                             Kalamazoo College Republican former Chairman

Nick Falvo                             Ave Maria College Republican Vice Chairman

Jeane Hoffman                    Ave Maria College Republican Secretary

Nathan Emmory                  Ave Maria College Republican Vice Chairman of Elections

Sarah Smith                         Ave Maria College Republican Treasurer

Andrew Ridella                    Kalamazoo College Republican Treasurer

Lindsey Craig                       Kalamazoo College Republican Secretary

“We support Senator John McCain because he is the right person at the right time to lead our party and our country,” said College Republican State Chairman Dan Carlson.  “Young conservative leaders in Michigan are inspired by his service in Vietnam, 24 year pro-life voting record, and steadfast campaigning on behalf of Republican candidates to help save our majorities.”

“Senator McCain’s mantra of serving an interest greater than one's self brought an unprecedented number of new, young voters to the polls in 2000,” said Michigan Young Republican State Chairman Mike Flory.  ““His grassroots support has grown in recent months among Michigan Republicans because he is uniquely prepared to lead America during these difficult times."