United States President
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John F.
Kerry

Democrat

Occupation: United States Senator

Occupational Background: United States Navy, 1966-1970; Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1976-1979; Attorney, 1979-1982; Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, 1983-1984; United States Senator, 1985-present.

Educational Background: Yale University, B.A.; Boston College Law School, J.D.

Prior Governmental Experience: Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, 1983-1984; United States Senator, 1985-present.

Like many of you, I believe that what matters most is not narrow appeals that divide us, but shared values that unite us. Family and faith. Hard work and responsibility. Opportunity for all.

Like you, I value jobs that pay you more not less than you earned before - jobs where you can actually pay your bills, provide for your children, and lift up the quality of your life. And like you, I value an America where the middle class is not being squeezed, but doing better.

My health care plan for a stronger America cracks down on the waste, greed, and abuse and will save families up to $1,000 a year on their premiums. We will fight to ensure that you'll get to pick your own doctor – and patients and doctors, not insurance company bureaucrats, will make medical decisions. Under our plan, Medicare will negotiate lower drug prices for seniors. And all Americans will be able to buy less expensive prescription drugs from countries like Canada.

And as president, I will bring back this nation's time-honored tradition: the United States of America never goes to war because we want to, we only go to war because we have to.

I would be honored to have your vote.

For full details of our plan visit www.johnkerry.com

(This information furnished by Kerry Edwards 2004.)