The youngest of nine children born to an Assyrian Christian family, John Kanno brings a new and dynamic perspective to the race for the 18th Congressional District of California.
Born to a family that fled to England shortly before the Assassination of King Faisal in 1958, in 1981 John immigrated to the United States and settled in Modesto, California, becoming a naturalized United States Citizen shortly thereafter.
John has been employed as an electrical engineer in Stockton since 1985, becoming a leader in the electrical field, a skill he would use to help rebuild Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
In 1996 John started a weekly political show “This Week in Politics” on KBSV Television located in Ceres, California. Although originally based in California’s Central Valley “This Week in Politics” started beaming its signal world wide via satellite in 2002 with the ability to be seen by John’s fellow Assyrian Christian’s in Iraq and throughout the Middle East.
John has been active as a member of the “Future of Iraq” project, working in conjunction with the U.S. State Department on the rebuilding of Iraq in preparation for a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. John’s work, in partnership with the man who is now the Minister of Electricity for Iraq, resulted in the blue print for the electrical plan that will help power a new and free Iraq.
John has been very active concerning the debate on post-Saddam Iraq, appearing as a guest on Fox News Channel, CNN, along with various national and local newspapers.
John attends the Mar Zia Assyrian Church in Modesto and sat on the Board of Directors for the Assyrian Cultural Center of Bet- Nahrain. He is also a member of the National Rifle Association, the California Rifle and Pistol Association, and the Club for growth.
John and his wife Lydia Kanno have four children and make their home in Modesto California.
His campaign is based on these critical issues:
- Winning the war on terror
- Job growth and creation for the Central Valley
- Preserving our Central Valley way of life
Join the Fight by contacting John Kanno at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his official web site kanno2006.com