SANTA CLARITA, CA — VoteVets PAC, the first and largest group of progressive veterans in America, is today endorsing John “Quaye” Quartey for Congress, from California’s 25h District.
“Quaye personifies America,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets PAC. “To come from an immigrant family, and serve this country and his community, and starting a small business is what this country is all about. Most importantly, Quaye knows what it takes to keep America safe, from threats abroad and at home. His service in combat, and his service in the diplomatic arena, give him the perspective we need in Congress, to make smart decisions when it comes to security. We’re proud to endorse him.”
Quaye is the son of an immigrant, a veteran, a small business owner, and a proud husband and father.
Quaye’s father immigrated from Ghana to the United States, where he earned a college degree and worked as a chemist. A product of California schools, Quaye excelled on and off the field. He earned a spot at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he played varsity football and ran track. Upon graduation, Quaye began his life-long dedication to public service and was commissioned as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy.
Quaye served in combat in Kosovo and Iraq while also supporting counterterrorism and cyberwarfare operations around the globe. Quaye spearheaded intelligence operations on five continents before serving as a military diplomat in France, and then Central Africa, where he commanded special forces to combat ISIS-inspired terrorists and protect American interests abroad.
Quaye honorably retired from two decades of active-duty military service at the rank of Commander.