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U.S. Senate: John Uldrich

John Uldrich, who describes himself as a "centrist Republican," launched his campaign on February 22, 2006. He is the father of Jack Uldrich, who briefly was a candidate under the Independence Party banner. In announcing his campaign, Uldrich said "given the major issues of national debt, national security, Social Security, medical care & costs, energy and the looming threat of global warming, leadership with broad experience is what is called for." Uldrich says he served two years active duty in the Marines and says he "served the country with two covert missions in 1956 - one in Yugoslavia and the other in the USSR." He was the co-founder of Vexilar Inc., an international marketing company of marine electronics and related consumer-oriented product line. He also is interested in aviation. He and his wife, according to Uldrich, located, retrieved and repatriated remnants of the Doolittle Raid (1942) Plane #5 - Lt. Paul Gray's "Whiskey Pete." His campaign slogan was "together we can re-invent America." Uldrich received just over 6 percent of the vote in his primary loss.

Candidate Bio

John Uldrich
Political affiliation:
Republican Party
1936, Grand Rapids, Minn.
Resides in Minneapolis.
Business executive, teacher, writer, patient's advocate at Minneapolis VA.
Bachelor of Science Degree, 1960, Political Science Major, English/Psychology Minor, St. John's University, (MN); Completed course credits for a master's, Asian Studies (focus China/Japan/Korea). University of Pittsburgh (1992-95) and the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Issues Attended St. John's University from 1954 to early 1956. Graduated in 1960.
Major political experience:
Candidate for Minneapolis School Board, 2004.

Links and Resources

Campaign Web site:
Document www.johnuldrichforussenate.com

Candidate Pages

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