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Al Melvin's Biography

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Full Name:

Al Melvin




Wife: Kou

Birth Place:

Helena, MT

Home City:

Tucson, AZ

Masters, National Security/International Operations, United States Naval War College, 1994

MBA, International Marketing/Asian Studies/Accounting/French, American Graduate School of International Management, 1972

BS, Vessel Management/Ocean Transportation/Navigation/Admiralty Law, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1969

Senator, Arizona State Senate, District 11, 2008-2014

Candidate, Arizona State Senate, District 26, 2006

Member, Republican National Committee, 1996-2006

Former Member, Border Security, Federalism and States Sovereignty Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Chair, Commerce and Energy Committee, Arizona State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Economic Development and Job Creation Committee, Arizona State Senate

Consultant, American Quality International Consulting, Limited Liability Corporation, 2003-present

Precinct Committeeman

Captain, United States Navy Reserves

Lecturer, University of Arizona, 2003-2008

Lecturer, University of Phoenix, 2003-2008

Lecturer, Western International University, 2003-2008

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

Member, American Legion

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Member, B.P.O.E. Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge, Elks Club

Member, Knights of Columbus

Member, Marana Chamber of Commerce

Life Member, Military Officers Association of America

Member, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

Member, National Federation of Independent Business

Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)

Member, Naval Order of the United States

Life Member, Naval Reserve Association

Life Member, Naval War College Association

Member, Navy League of the United States

Member, Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce

Member, Pima County Republican Club

Life Member, Reserve Officers Association

Founding Member, SaddleBrooke Republican Club

Member, SaddleBrooke Rotary Club, Rotary International

Parishioner, Saint Christopher Catholic Church

Member, Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Member, Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2006


2012 Arizona Mining Champion from the Arizona Mining Association
2011 Legislator of the Year from the Arizona Retailers Association
Job Well Done Award from the Arizona Trucking Association
2011 Humane State Legislator Award from the Humane Society of the US
Friend of the Family Award from the Arizona Family Project.

Favorite Book:

"Purpose Driven Life" Rick Warren
"The Liberty Amendments" Mark R. Levin
"Ronald Reagan" Dinesh D'Souza
"Rumsfeld's Rules" Donald Rumsfeld
"The Power of Positive Thinking" Norman Vincent Peale
"How to Win Friends and Influence People" Dale Carnegie

Favorite Movie:

Waiting For Superman
Blues Brothers
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Animal House

Favorite TV Shows:

Fox News Channel
Eternal Word Network
History Channel
Golf Channel
Restaurant Impossible
Pawn Stars

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Promoting a better tomorrow for our community
Being Active in Church
Studying History

Personal Hero and Why:

Abraham Lincoln was the perfect example of a person who had vision, integrity and leadership.