PRESS RELEASE from John McCain 2008

Twenty-Three Mayors Join Growing Iowa Organization

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                  Contact: Danny Diaz
Monday, April 2, 2007

ARLINGTON, VA – U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign today unveiled their Iowa Mayors for McCain leadership team, which includes twenty-three mayors from throughout the Hawkeye State.

“John McCain is a strong leader who is best prepared to win the War on Terror and protect America’s interests in the world,” Dyersville Mayor Jim Heavens said.  “I am honored to join with my fellow mayors in endorsing a proven, pragmatic, pro-life conservative like John McCain.”

The Mayors for McCain leadership team is comprised of mayors from both rural and urban communities and draws upon each of Iowa’s five congressional districts.  The mayors will use their experience to help spread John McCain’s reform message in their communities and provide strategic guidance to the campaign on local issues.

Senator John McCain expressed his appreciation for the support of these Iowa mayors.  “These individuals are influential leaders and committed public servants who have earned the respect of their constituents,” said Senator McCain.  “They will be invaluable advocates for our campaign as we continue to spread my common sense conservative message across Iowa.”



George Andersen – Nora Springs

Rick Anderson – Asbury

Mike Blake – Clarence

William Christensen – Toledo

Ron Colling – Manning

Nelson Crabb – Clear Lake

Darrell Dobernecker - Pella

Darrell Downs – Marcus

Jeff Fiscus – Alden

Thomas Ginger – Sanborn

Sandra Hatfield – West Branch

Marvin Hearn – Dumont

Jim Heavens – Dyersville

Dennis Kunkle – Guthrie Center

Lon Larsen – Reinbeck

Ron Minten – Alton

Virgil Murray – Bellevue

John Nieland – Marion

Nels Nord – Huxley

Reynold Peterson – Spencer

Ruth Randleman – Carlisle

Steve Samuels – Humboldt

Lary Wyckoff – Bedford