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John McCain (R)
Senior Senator from Arizona

Elected: 1986 (3rd term)
Hometown: Phoenix
Born: August 29, 1936; Panama Canal Zone, Panama
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Cindy McCain; seven children
Education: U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. 1958; National War College, attended 1973-74
Military Service: Navy, 1958-81
Career: Navy officer; Senate Navy liaison; beer distributor
Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1983-87; sought Republican nomination for president, 2000; U.S. Senate, 1987-present
Committees: Armed Services ( Personnel; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower); Commerce, Science & Transportation - chairman; Indian Affairs
Address: 241 Russell Senate Office Building, Constitution and Delaware Aves., N.E., Washington, DC, 20510-0303
Phone: (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862
E-mail: john_mccain@mccain.senate.gov
Web site: mccain.senate.gov

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: February 02, 2001). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com


Record and Rankings
RECORD AND RANKINGS

CQ Voting Studies are an annual analysis of a member's support or opposition to a given position. Interest Group Ratings are based on rankings from groups chosen to represent liberal, conservative, business and labor viewpoints.Voting Participation scores are based on the number of times a member voted "yea" or "nay" on roll call votes (not including quorum calls in the House).

CQ Vote Studies
Year Presidential
Support
Party
Unity
  S* O* S O
1998 46% 47% 81% 15%
1997 68 29 83 15
1996 31 66 93 5
1995 35 63 86 10
1994 42 53 88 8
1993 27 70 88 8
1992 75 25 84 13
1991 86 14 87 11
1990 74 25 78 19
S=Support; O=Oppose

Voting Participation
Year %
1998 94
1997 98
1996 98
1995 96
1994 94
1993 96
1992 98
1991 98
1990 98
Interest Groups
Year ADA AFL-CIO CCUS ACU
1998 20% n/a 76% 68 %
1997 5 14 100 80
1996 0 0 100 95
1995 0 8 100 91
1994 10 0 80 96
1993 15 18 82 83
1992 20 33 90 85
1991 5 17 70 86
1990 11 22 83 87

Note on Interest Groups: ADA=Americans for Democratic Action; AFL-CIO=American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations; CCUS=Chamber of Commerce of the United States; ACU=American Conservative Union

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Urban Statistics | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
Bicameral Legislature:
Meets January-April, with a limit of 107 calendar days
House of Representatives: 60 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 40R, 20D; 34 men, 26 women
Salary: $24,000
Phone: (602) 542-4221
Senate: 30 members, 4-year terms
1999 breakdown: 16R, 14D; 22 men, 8 women
Salary: $24,000
Phone: (602) 542-3559

Urban Statistics
Phoenix: Mayor Skip Rimsza, N-P, Population 1,159,014
Tucson: Mayor Robert E. Walkup (R), Population 449,002
Mesa: Mayor Keno Hawker, N-P, Population 344,764
Glendale: Mayor Elaine Scruggs, N-P, Population 182,219
Tempe: Mayor Neil Giuliano (D), Population 162,701

Registered Voters
Republican: 45%
Democrat: 40%
Other: 15%

U.S. Congress
Senate: 2 R
House: 1 D, 5 R

Term Limits
For state offices: Yes
Senate: 4 consecutive terms
House: 4 consecutive terms

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 47%, Bob Dole 44%, Ross Perot 8%
1992 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 38%, Bill Clinton 37%, Ross Perot 24%
1988 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 60%, Michael S. Dukakis 39%

Population
1998 population (est.): 4,668,631
1990 population: 3,665,228
1980 population: 2,718,215
Percent change 1980-90: +35%
Rank among states (1998): 21
White: 89%
Black: 4%
Asian or Pacific islander: 2%
American Indian or Eskimo: 6%
Hispanic origin: 21%
Urban: 88%
Rural: 12%
Born in state: 34%
Foreign-born: 8%
Under age 18: 1,278,063 (28%)
Ages 18-64: 2,674,494 (59%)
65 and older: 602,409 (13%)
Median age: 34

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.az.us
Capital: Phoenix
Median household income: $32,552 (1997)
   Rank among states: 37
Total area: 114,006 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 6

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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