The Kathy Salvi for U.S. Senate campaign recently announced that she has received the endorsement of former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: “I am proud to endorse Kathy Salvi for United States Senate. We need strong leaders in the U.S. Senate whose guiding principle is to ensure that our nation’s freedoms are preserved and our interests are promoted around the World. Kathy Salvi is the type of leader we need in Washington, and I am looking forward to working with her and her campaign in the weeks to come to help bring a strong victory for the people of Illinois on Election Day.”
Kathy Salvi said: “I am honored to receive Secretary Pompeo’s support. From his time in uniform, to serving Kansas in the House of Representatives, and then our nation at the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department, Secretary Pompeo has tirelessly worked to preserve America’s freedoms and project American leadership around the globe. As our nation’s top diplomat, Secretary Pompeo defended America’s economic interests and promoted human rights, all the while brokering peace accords between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. I am incredibly grateful to have Secretary Pompeo join our growing team, and together we will bring real change to the U.S. Senate on behalf of the people of Illinois.”
Michael R. Pompeo served as the 70th Secretary of State of the United States, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and was elected to four terms in Congress representing Kansas’ 4th District.
Secretary Pompeo graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain. He rose to the rank of Captain, and went on to graduate from Harvard Law School.
Before serving in Congress, he spent a decade leading two manufacturing businesses in South Central Kansas. Mike Pompeo is married to his wife, Susan -- with whom he taught 5th grade Sunday school for many years -- and has one son, Nick.