Political Ideology : John Kerry
As the result of his time in the war, Kerry became an activist for the care of veterans as they return home from the war. This is when he got his start in politics. According to his biography on the U.S Department of State website, "He also began a lifelong fight for his fellow veterans as a co-founder of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and later as a United States Senator who fought to secure veterans’ benefits, extension of the G.I. Bill for Higher Education, and improved treatment for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)." He was and still is a headstrong leader of veteran rights.
John Kerry was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1982, then became a U.S Senator from Massachusetts from 1985-2013, and a presidential candidate of the Democratic Party in 2004 presidential election, but lost to Bush. He was appointed Secretary of State in 2012.