Sunday, January 27, 2008


U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that former FCC Commissioner Michael Powell has endorsed John McCain for president.
Commissioner Powell issued the following statement on endorsing John McCain:
"As Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, I had the privilege to work with John McCain when he led the Senate Commerce Committee. Senator McCain has a deep and principled understanding of how the digital revolution is transforming the social and economic landscape. More than any other candidate, he knows what is needed to calm the turbulent economic waters and to steer the new economy in a direction that will bring growth, opportunity and prosperity to all Americans."
John McCain thanked Commissioner Powell for his support, stating, "Michael Powell has a distinguished record of service in the U.S. Army, the Justice Department and the FCC. He's a faithful public servant and I am grateful for his support."
The Honorable Michael K. Powell served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 1997 to 2005. Chairman Powell previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division in the Department of Justice and as an associate in the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers. Before starting his legal career, Mr. Powell served as a policy advisor to Secretary of Defense, Richard B. Cheney. In addition, his experience includes military service as an armored cavalry officer in the United States Army. While on duty, Mr. Powell was seriously injured in a training accident and -- after spending a year in the hospital -- was retired from service. Mr. Powell graduated in 1985 from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Government. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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