(Des Moines, IA) Jan Mickelson and Steven Lonegan will speak at The Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing to be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Airport Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing is the first policy briefing and discussion being hosted by Caffeinated Thoughts, a popular Christian conservative news and commentary site based in Iowa. The briefing seeks to engage and equip Christian conservatives in Iowa to enter policy debates related to the environment, education, economics, immigration, and the prolife agenda.
Jan Mickelson is the host of Mickelson in the Morning on WHO Radio 1040 AM in Des Moines, IA. Since 1988 Jan Mickelson has been commenting on government, politics, education, hi-tech gadgets and other issues. Mickelson’s a Harlan native and graduated from high school there. He lives in Ankeny with his wife Susanne and they have a son, Scott, who’s pursuing a business career in Iowa.
Steven Lonegan is a businessman, author and former Mayor of Bogota, New Jersey from 1995 to 2007. Lonegan was the State Director of the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity and a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of New Jersey in 2005 and 2009. He was the Republican Party’s nominee in the October 2013 special election to fill New Jersey’s open U.S. Senate seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg. He currently serves as the director of monetary policy for American Principles Project.
They will be joined by the following confirmed speakers:
- Dr. E. Calvin Biesner – Cornwall Alliance for Biblical Stewardship
- Dr. Sam Clovis – former radio talk show host & U.S. Senate candidate, candidate for Iowa State Treasurer
- State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) – Republican Senate Whip, former Iowa State Football standout
- Dr. Bob Stouffer – Superintendent, Oskaloosa Christian Schools
- Eric Goranson – Iowa Association of Christian Schools
- Jenifer Bowen – Iowa Right to Life
Read the speaker bios here.
Other Invited Speakers include:
- Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
- Texas Governor Rick Perry
- U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
- State Senator Joni Ernst – Republican candidate for Iowa’s U.S. Senate Seat
- Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
- David Young – Republican candidate for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District
Registration is open online here.