McCain memorial service attracts notable attendees

Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 10:32 AM MST|Updated: Aug. 30, 2018 at 1:03 PM MST
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PHOENIX (Tucson News Now) - Former Vice President Joe Biden, 24 sitting U.S. senators, four former senators, and other notable leaders from the state of Arizona are expected to attend memorial service honoring Sen. John McCain at North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 30.

The list according to McCain's office includes:

Current and former U.S. senators

  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Former Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Former Sen. Connie Mack (R-FL)
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Former Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR)

Other notable attendees

  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Vice President Joe Biden
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Gov. Doug Ducey and First Lady Angela Ducey
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Larry Fitzgerald, Jr.
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Former Congressman Jim Kolbe
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Rep. Ben Quayle
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Former Vice President Dan Quayle
  • style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Players and Staff from the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Coyotes


  • Richard Adkerson: Friend. Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Former Chairman of The National WWII Museum.
  • David Berry: Friend. Vice President of Swift Transportation, board of directors of the American Trucking Association and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.
  • Steven Betts: Friend. Founder and President of Betts Real Estate Advisors. Retired Chief Executive Officer of SunCor Development Company.
  • Charles Black: Friend. Chairman of the Prime Policy Group, a subsidiary of Burston Marsteller Global Public Relations. Strategist on the McCain for President Campaign, 2008.
  • Don Brandt: Friend. Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle West and Arizona Public Service. Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute.
  • Robert Delgado: Friend. Chief Executive Officer of Hensley Beverage Company. Board member for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
  • Shane Doan: Friend. Retired National Hockey League forward. Played 21 seasons and was the all-time goal scorer for the Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes, after the franchise moved to Arizona in 1996.
  • Luis Gonzalez: Friend. Retired Major League Baseball outfielder. Played for the Arizona Diamondbacks 1999-2006. Hit the series-winning single in the 2001 World Series.
  • Dr. Oliver Harper, MD: Friend and neighbor. Co-founder and past president of the Arizona Medical Clinic, board member for St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and the Phoenix Symphony.
  • Joseph Harper: Friend and neighbor. Partner, Explorador Capital Management, LLC.
  • The Honorable Diane Humetewa: Friend. U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Arizona. Formerly, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona and counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
  • Chris Koch: Friend. Formerly, President of the World Shipping Council. General Counsel of Sea-Land Service Inc., Chairman of the Federal Maritime Administration, and Administrative Assistant to Senator McCain.
  • George Weisz: Friend. President of Weisz Ventures. Chairman of Scottsdale Community Bank. Former member of the Arizona House of Representatives.
  • Greg Wendt: Friend. Director, Partner of Capital Research Global Investors, and Portfolio Manager at Capital Research and Management Company. Serves on the Board of the American Conservatory Theater and Teach for America.

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