PRESS RELEASE from John McCain 2008


For Immediate Release
Contact: Press Office
Thursday, December 27, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced the leadership of its Iowans of Faith for McCain coalition. The group will continue the campaign's efforts to reach out to Iowa's faith-based community and build on John McCain's grassroots organization in the state.
The Iowans of Faith for McCain coalition brings together people who support pro-life issues, traditional marriage and family values. Its members support John McCain's commitment to pro-life principles, traditional family values and making America a stronger nation. The coalition includes several supporters of former presidential candidate Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS).

"As a pastor and as a former vice president of Iowa Right to Life, I decided to support the candidate most likely to work with Congress to appoint and gain confirmation of strict constructionist judges, ultimately resulting in the reversal of Roe v Wade," said Phil Carroll of Grace Church in Des Moines and Co-Chair of Iowans of Faith for McCain. "That candidate is most assuredly John McCain. This would have been enough for me, but when you add his national security experience, honesty, integrity, and ability to play it straight with the American people, then no other candidate can even come close."

John McCain thanked Pastor Carroll and the coalition, stating, "I am grateful for the support of these community leaders who are committed to traditional families and truly dedicated to service. I look forward to their counsel as we continue to grow our Iowa campaign."


Bob Anderson, Swisher
Julia Anderson, Hubbard
Pat Anderson, Cedar Falls*
Pastor Chuck Austin and Marie Austin, Des Moines
Mary Beltman, Sibley
Mary Bowman, Cedar Rapids*
De Byerly, Mason City
Stacey Cargill, West Des Moines
Pastor Phil Carroll, Des Moines
Sheryl Carter, Sully
Sarah Cutshall, Corwith*
Mark Daggy, Des Moines
John and Kathy Farrand, Cedar Rapids*
Mark Flanders, Muscatine*
Sherrin Gifford, Cedar Rapids*
Lowell and Christina Goemaat, Sioux Center*
Ralph Goemaat, Sioux Center*
Linda Grahm, Garner*
Jay Heine, Urbandale*
Joe and Carol Hill, Rock Rapids
Nola Hirdman, Story City
Former Sen. Julie Hosch, Cascade
Kathy Kasson, Iowa City*
Former Rep. Ralph and Karen Klemme, LeMars
Lee McClure, Clinton
Isaiah McGee, Waukee
Sen. Larry McKibben, Marshall
Dana Phillips, Central City*
Marlys Popma, Colfax
Holly Reilly, Cedar Rapids*
Tim and Emma Rittgers, Des Moines
Tim Rylersdaam, Sioux Center
Nick Schadler, Dubuque*
Maxine Sieleman, Des Moines
Cork Smalley, Des Moines
Fred and Barb Taylor, Waukee
Jerry Tweeten, Forest City
Henry and Alma Veldhuizen, Sully
Ken and Theresa Welch, Slater*
Wendy Wilcox, Cedar Rapids*
Jerry Yancey, Burlington*
Samona Yentes, Clive
Heidi Zalb, Des Moines*

*Former Senator Sam Brownback supporters

[Pastor Phil Carroll's church affiliation is provided for identification purposes only]