PHOENIX — Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is proposing that a terminal of the city’s airport should be named after Arizona Sen. John McCain.
In a statement Thursday, Stanton says “giving something back to an American hero, a former naval aviator, and a 30-year member of the U.S. Senate is the least we can do.”
Stanton’s proposal faces a Nov. 29 vote by the City Council.
Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is undergoing a $590 million renovation that’s expected to be completed by 2020.
Terminal 4 is named after another long-serving Republican senator from Arizona who also ran for president — Barry Goldwater, who died in 1998.
The 81-year-old McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer earlier this year.