|Surgeon General of the United States|
August 5, 2002 – July 31, 2006
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Kenneth Moritsugu (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Kenneth Moritsugu (Acting)|
|Born||Richard Henry Carmona
November 22, 1949
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Political party||Independent (Before 2011)
Democratic Party (2011–present)
|Alma mater||Bronx Community College, CUNY (A.A.)
University of California, San Francisco (B.S., M.D.)
University of Arizona (M.P.H.)
Richard Henry Carmona (born November 22, 1949) is an American physician, police officer, public health administrator, and politician. He was the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. Carmona was chosen as Surgeon General by President George W. Bush in 2002. He left office at the end of July 2006 at the end of his term. After leaving, Carmona was highly critical of the Bush administration.
In August 2006, Carmona returned home to Tucson, Arizona. In November 2011, he said he would try to become the Democratic Party's choice for United States Senate. He won the nomination, but lost the election to Jeff Flake.
References[change | change source]
- "Phoenix Arizona Election Questionnaire for Congress, Richard Carmona". AZ Central. http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=carmonar. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- Allen, Paul L. (2006-08-03). "Chicago proud one of its own". Tucson Citizen. http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/21262.php.
- "Senate control teeters on a handful of states". The Kansas City Star. 31 October 2012. http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/31/3894909/senate-control-teeters-on-a-handful.html. Retrieved 31 October 2012.