Thursday, June 21, 2012

Senator Jon Kyl Endorses Martha McSally for Congress

Senator Jon Kyl Endorses Martha McSally for Congress

Tucson - Arizona Senator Jon Kyl today announced his endorsement of Col. (ret) Martha McSally in the race for Southern Arizona's new 2nd Congressional District. McSally, the first woman to fly a fighter in combat and command a fighter squadron in U.S. history, once served in Sen. Kyl's office as one of only seven active duty Air Force officers selected to serve as Legislative Fellows.

"Martha McSally's record of service and leadership in the military, on Capitol Hill, and working with our allies from around the world makes her uniquely qualified to represent the people of Southern Arizona" Kyl said. "I had the pleasure of getting to know Martha very well when she worked with me in Washington, D.C. I witnessed her intellect, capacity, and grasp of complex issues first hand. Voters in the new 2nd District are fortunate to have such a principled, strong, conservative woman ready to step up and provide fresh leadership in Congress."

After retiring from the Air Force, McSally served as a Professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center where she mentored senior government and military leaders from around the globe on the principles of democracy, capitalism and international security. She is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has earned Masters Degrees from the JFK School of Government and the U.S. Air War College.

"I learned so much from Senator Kyl's example," McSally said. "He's a brilliant leader who works tirelessly to make a difference by being credible and respected by his colleagues on so many issues. Senator Kyl is thoughtful, measured, and he gets things done, and that's exactly the type of Congresswoman I will be when I get to Washington. "

"I am absolutely humbled and honored to have been able to earn his endorsement," McSally concluded.

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