Politician, Author and Former Governor of Arkansas
Mike Huckabee was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors in his state’s history, and was only the fourth Republican elected to any statewide office since Reconstruction, serving longer than the other three combined. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of…
Mike Huckabee was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors in his state’s history, and was only the fourth Republican elected to any statewide office since Reconstruction, serving longer than the other three combined.
He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on the less expensive approach of prevention than the costly big-government approach of intervention.
His administration fought long-standing corruption in the state’s political machine, resulting in numerous indictments and convictions of powerful legislators and other elected officials.
Governing Magazine named him as one of its “Public Officials of the Year” for 2005, and Time Magazine honored him as one of the five best governors in America. He has been honored by numerous organizations for his commitment to music education. He served as the Chairman of the prestigious National Governors Association as well as the Education Commission of the States, the Southern Governors Association, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission.
Huckabee had been Lieutenant Governor for 3 years in July 1996 when his predecessor was forced to resign due to felony convictions. He was one of the youngest governors in the country at the time. Huckabee was elected to a full four-year term as governor in 1998, attracting the largest percentage of the vote ever received by a Republican gubernatorial nominee in Arkansas, and was re-elected to another four-year term in November 2002.
After his 2008 campaign for President, Governor Huckabee started Huck PAC to promote conservative principles and help elect conservative candidates at every level of government. Huck PAC has endorsed and supported hundreds of conservative candidates across the country.
Governor Huckabee is also a New York Times bestselling author, former host of the number one weekend show on the Fox News Channel, and a longtime radio commentator.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
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FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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The Trump Triumph: Why He Won and Why the Media and the Politicos Never Saw it Coming
The phenomenon of Donald Trump’s historic disruption of the American political system was a total surprise to some – but not all! Governor Mike Huckabee wrote about the movement and ideas in his NY Times Bestseller “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.” Gov Huckabee posited that in his own candidacy, and eventually Trump’s, why and how a grassroots campaign would happen. During the general election, Gov Huckabee was an early – and often lonely! – voice predicting Mr. Trump’s success. Combining first-hand experience with Mr. Trump and nearly 40 years political engagement with the Clintons, Gov speaks from a unique perspective. He speaks with clarity and comfort to those scratching their heads on both sides of the political aisle.
In this keynote, Gov Huckabee will share the current political realities and possible future actions, and he prepare attendees for what could be “next”.
Weapons of Mass Instruction
Why Music and the Arts are a must for our educational system
The Pursuit of the Presidency and the Perfectly Insane American Process
Gov. Huckabee presents insights and experiences from the American political system.
From Fat to Fit
A personal journey of losing 110 pounds and going from an overweight couch potato to marathon runner.
Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork
Keynote address based upon the book by same title
America’s Health Crisis – Will it Bankrupt Our Future?
Living to Lead
Lessons in Leadership
There Is No Living Without Giving
Gov. Huckabee inspires and informs with this keynote specifically tailored for fundraising events.
Too Funny to Be True, But it IS!
Total entertainment program with true, but hilarious stories from politics, the South, and travels. Nothing serious here but the laughter for after dinner programs or other occasions when the audience just wants to have some fun.
CPAC 2014 - Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Mike Huckabee Speaker - PDA Speakers
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