“Over the weekend, we lost a great American. Sen. John Sidney McCain of Arizona passed away at home at the age of 81 after a yearlong battle with cancer.
A decorated Navy man who served our nation in Vietnam, McCain began his political career in Washington with a term in the House of Representatives followed by election to the Senate in 1986, and for six terms established a reputation to standing for what he believed was what right for the country he served both as an enlisted serviceman and as a public servant who looked out for everyone who called themselves American, including those living in the territories. He was the embodiment of a true public servant and a role model for doing good work that transcends partisan politics.
“Lt. Gov. Hocog and I extend our families’ sympathies and the condolences of the Commonwealth to his wife Cindy, their family, as well as to the people of the State of Arizona as they mourn his passing.” (PR)