John McCain-Organization, Utah
revised March 28, 2008

JOHN McCAIN 2008, INC. (March 1, 2007)
JOHN McCAIN 2008 - THE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE  (filed with the FEC to establish on Nov. 16, 2006)
National Co-Chairman Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R-UT)
(reported by Chris Cillizza July 19, 2006: "will help coordinate politics and policy for McCain in Western states.")  Elected governor in Nov. 2004.  A business executive, he has held an number of positions with the Huntsman Corporation, most recenty Chairman and CEO of the holding company.  Under President George W. Bush he was a deputy U.S. trade representative and U.S. trade ambassador.  Under President George H. W. Bush, he was deputy assistant secretary of commerce for trade development, deputy assistant secretary of commerce for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as U.S. ambassador to Singapore (fluent in Mandarin).  Staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan.  Attended the University of Utah and received his bachelorís degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
State Chairman Attorney General Mark Shurtleff
(announced Dec. 7, 2006)  A lifelong Utahn and two-term Attorney General.  Prior to serving as Attorney General, Shurtleff was Chairman of the Salt Lake County Commission. He also served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and as an assistant attorney general, a deputy county attorney, and a small claims judge pro tempore in Utah. Graduated from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah School of Law.

endorsement of Senate Majority Leader Curt Bramble (announced June 12, 2007; switched from Romney)
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