(Des Moines, IA) Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Iowa Caucus winner Mike Huckabee will speak at the 2nd annual Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing on Saturday, October 31, 2015.
The Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing is the annual fall public policy and worldview conference for conservative Christians hosted by CaffeinatedThoughts.com in Des Moines, IA.
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.
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.
Governor Huckabee is a 2016 Republican presidential candidate.
“Governor Huckabee has been a tireless advocate for the unborn and religious liberty, and has been a leader in addressing the Supreme Court’s erroneous decision on marriage. He brings a wealth of executive experience to the 2016 race. I admire and respect the hardworking campaign he has run in Iowa both in 2008 and in this current race. He is an excellent addition to an already great line-up we have for our briefing,” Shane Vander Hart, founder and editor of CaffeinatedThoughts.com and co-host of Caffeinated Thoughts Radio said.
Huckabee joins other speakers such as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Pastor Rafael Cruz, former Iowa gubernatorial candidate Lee Hieb, MD, and Home School Legal Defense Association founder Michael Farris among others who also scheduled to speak.
The 2015 Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 9:30a to 5:30p at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Des Moines, IA (5000 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322).
This year’s briefing is co-sponsored by American Principles in Action, Americans for Limited Government, Myers & Associates, The Truth Network 99.3 FM, American Lands Council, The Institute on Religion & Democracy, Providence Electronics Industrial Repair, Nurse Force, and the Network for Iowa Christian Home Educators.
Registration is open online at http://ctbriefing2015.com.