John McCain-Organization, Colorado
updated February 4, 2008

JOHN McCAIN 2008, INC. (March 1, 2007)
JOHN McCAIN 2008 - THE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE  (filed with the FEC to establish on Nov. 16, 2006)

COLORADO LEADERSHIP TEAM (announced Jan. 23, 2008)
State Co-Chairs
Jane Norton, former Lt. Governor, present Executive Director of the Denver Police Foundation
Michael Norton, Former U.S. Attorney
Marti Allbright Whitmore, Former Chief Deputy Attorney General

Vice Chair
Gil Cisneros, Colorado Chair of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, Golden

Honorary Vice Chairs
Doug Dean, Director of Colorado Public Utilities Commission; Former House Speaker (2001-2002), Denver
Lola Spradley, Former House Speaker (2003-2005), Cuchara

Grassroots Chairs
Curt Cerveny, Gennese
Rob Fairbank, Former State Rep. (1999-2005), Littleton
Pete Jacobson, Evergreen

YR National Committeewoman and President Eagle County Young Republicans
Alison Miller, Vail

Justice Advisory Chair
Michael Morgan, Lohf Shaiman Jacobs Hyman & Feiger PC
Michael Norton, Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.
Michael Stuart Beaver, Holland and Hart LLP

Youth Chair
Andrew Nussbaum, Colorado Springs

also several newspaper endorsements:
Cortez Journal   (02/02/08)
Durango Herald   (02/03/08)
Aspen Times  (02/01/08)

earlier information
Chairman former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton 
(announced Nov. 16, 2007)  Currently executive director of the Denver Police Foundation.  Served as Lt. Governor from Jan. 2003-Jan. 2007.  Executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  Served Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush as regional director of the US Department of Health and Human Services and was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives.  Taught middle school in Fort Lupton.  Graduate of Colorado State University; also holds an M.S. in management degree from Regis University.  Born and raised in Grand Junction, CO.
Vice Chair Marti Allbright
(announced Nov. 16, 2007)  Currently an attorney at Patton Boggs.  Executive director of Take Pride in America, a national partnership initiative aimed at increasing volunteer service on America's public land, announced July 2004.  Republican nominee for Colorado Attorney General in 2002.  Senior counsel at Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber.  General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and Chairman John McCain’s senior legal advisor.  Chief Deputy to Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton starting in 1997.  18 years in private practice with an emphasis in water rights, water quality, environmental and public land law.  Undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Denver.
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