The Need to Restore and Respect the States’ Proper Role in Federalism: Insights from Gov. Mike Huckabee
Presented by the Executive Committee
Saturday, May 22
4:15-5:30 p.m. .
Westside Ballroom 3 & 4, 5th Floor
NOTE: Executive Committee business will take place following Gov. Huckabee’s presentation
All attendees are invited to hear former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the 2003 national president of The Council of State Governments, address the CSG Executive Committee. Drawing on his experiences as governor and a 2008 presidential candidate, Huckabee will give his unique perspective on the roles of state and federal policymakers as they work together to move the nation’s economy forward. CSG will present Huckabee with the Distinguished Service to the States Award for his years of dedication to his state and the country.
Keynote: Gov. Mike Huckabee
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is the host of the number one rated weekend hit "Huckabee" on the Fox News Channel, and is heard three times daily across the nation on the "Huckabee Report" on the Citadel Media Network, the fastest growing new program on the Citadel Media Network in years.
He is the author of six books, including his most recent one, "Do the Right Thing." It spent its first seven weeks of release in the top 10 of The New York Times best-seller list.
From 1996-2007, Huckabee served as the 44th governor of Arkansas and was recognized as a national leader, having been honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his numerous accomplishments. Governing magazine named him as one of its "Public Officials of the Year" for 2005, Time magazine honored him as one of the five best governors in America, and later in the same year, Huckabee received the American Association of Retired Person's Impact Award. In 2007, he was presented with the Music for Life Award by the National Association of Music Merchants for his commitment to music education. He served as the chairman of the National Governors Association and also served as the 2003 National President of The Council of State Governments.
Huckabee became governor in July 1996 when his predecessor resigned. 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.
In 2008, he finished second to John McCain for the Republican nomination for president.