Al Melvin

Al Melvin REPRepublican

American politician

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Al MelvinREPRepublican American politician
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Albert Anthony Melvin (born November 3, 1944) is a Republican politician who served in the Arizona Senate.Melvin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1969 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and earned his MBA from the American Graduate School in 1972. In 1994, he received his diploma from the U.S. Naval War College. He then served as a captain in the United States Navy, from 1997 to 1999 and a ship's officer for the American Maritime Officers (1999-2002). In 2002, he became a teacher for the University of Arizona and a consultant for the American Quality International Consulting. He served as a member of the Saddlebrook Republican Club, Pima County Republic Club, and the National Republican Committee.Melvin ran for the Arizona Senate in 2006 in the 26th Legislative District, beating incumbent Republican Senator Toni Hellon in the primary but was defeated by Democratic candidate Charlene Pesquiera in the general election. He ran for the same seat again in 2008. Pesquiera did not seek re-election and Melvin beat Democratic candidate Cheryl Cage. He was re-elected in 2010. After Arizona redistricted its legislative districts in 2012, he decided to run for the new 11th Legislative District. His Democratic opponent was Jo Holt.In April 2013, Melvin declared that he would seek the Republican nomination for governor of Arizona in 2014.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
United States Naval War College
Masters National Security/International Operations
American Graduate School of International Management
MBA International Marketing/Asian Studies/Accounting/French
United States Merchant Marine Academy
BS Vessel Management/Ocean Transportation/Navigation/Admiralty Law
Past Positions1 - 18 of 18
Arizona State Senate
2008 - 2014
Republican National Committee
1996 - 2006
University of Phoenix
2003 - 2008
University of Arizona
2003 - 2008
Western International University
2003 - 2008
American Quality International Consulting, Limited Liability Corporation
2003 - Current
Ship's Officer
American Maritime Officers
1999 - 2003
Adjunct Lecturer
California Maritime Academy
1996 - 1997
District Manager
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (America) Incorporated
1991 - 1997
Project Manager
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (America) Incorporated
1989 - 1991
Marketing Manager
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (America) Incorporated
1986 - 1989
Country Manager
American President Lines Limited
1983 - 1985
Pricing Manager
American President Lines Limited
1979 - 1983
Branch Manager
Everett Steamship Corporation
1978 - 1979
Traffic Manager
Everett Steamship Corporation
1976 - 1978
Operations Manager
Everett Steamship Corporation
1974 - 1976
United States Navy Reserves
Precinct Committeeman
Other Experience1 - 25 of 25
Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce
2005 - 2006
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America
Life Member
Reserve Officers Association
Life Member
Military Officers Association of America
Life Member
Naval Reserve Association
National Rifle Association (NRA)
National Federation of Independent Business
Knights of Columbus
Marana Chamber of Commerce
Navy League of the United States
Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
American Legion
Founding Member
SaddleBrooke Republican Club
Life Member
Naval War College Association
Naval Order of the United States
Pima County Republican Club
SaddleBrooke Rotary Club, Rotary International
Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
B.P.O.E. Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge, Elks Club
Saint Christopher Catholic Church
Former Chair
Commerce and Energy Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Border Security, Federalism and States Sovereignty Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Economic Development and Job Creation Committee, Arizona State Senate