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Mike Huckabee        

Politician; Former Governor of Arkansas

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, host of Huckabee on TBN, and Fox News contributor, has been in the public eye for more than two decades.

Previously a host of The Mike Huckabee Show on Cumulus Media Networks and The Huckabee Report, Huckabee is also an author to over ten books, including, Character is the Issue: How People With Integrity Can Revolutionize America(1997), Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America(2008), God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy(2015), and Rare, Medium, or Done Well: Make the Most of Your Life (2018).

After his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, and then again in 2016, he formed HuckPac to assist Conservative Republicans running for office nationwide and has amassed a volunteer team with thousands of activists in all 50 states.

From 1996-2007, Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas and was recognized nationally for his leadership, having been honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his 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 (NAMM), 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 and the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission.

After an early career in broadcasting and advertising, he spent 12 years as a pastor and denominational leader. He became the youngest president ever of the Arkansas Southern Baptist State Convention, the largest denomination in Arkansas. Huckabee led rapidly growing congregations in Pine Bluff and Texarkana. He said those experiences gave him a deep sense of the problems faced by individuals and families.

Huckabee's efforts to improve his own health have received national attention. Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2003, he lost 110 pounds. Barely two years later, he completed four marathons: The 2005 and 2006 Little Rock Marathons, the Marine Corps Marathon and the ING New York City Marathon. As a result of his accomplishments, The Road Runners Club of America named him its 'Southern Region Runner of the Year' and USA Track & Field has named him their 'Athlete of the Week' for the country.

The former governor and his wife, Janet, live in Florida and still spend part of their time in Arkansas. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.

Speech Topics


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.

News


Former Iowa caucuses winner Mike Huckabee to skip straw poll

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, the 2008 Iowa caucuses winner, is running again for the GOP presidential nomination, but this time he'll skip the state's high profile straw poll. Huckabee, who took second place in the 2007 survey, announced Thursday morning in a Des Moines Register op-ed that he won't compete on the Iowa straw poll, instead saying that he wants to focus his resources on winning the state's official caucus

Mike Huckabee Hired As Contributor In Return To Fox News Channel

Deadline has learned former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is returning to Fox News Channel as a contributor.

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