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Tim Pawlenty        

Former Governor of Minnesota; Former Republican Presidential Candidate; Political Commentator

Tim Pawlenty, known affectionately as “T-Paw,” was a two-term governor of Minnesota and is one of the leading voices in the Republican Party. He was also a candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for president and co-chair of Mitt Romney for President. Currently, Pawlenty is the CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable. He shares insider stories from the campaign trail and conveys thoughtful approaches to the most pressing public policy issues of our time, all with clarity and an upbeat energy. Pawlenty can also do in-depth policy analysis for healthcare, education, fiscal issues, agriculture, and other topics.

Governor Pawlenty used innovative and conservative leadership to balance Minnesota’s budget, cut spending, reform health care, and improve schools without raising taxes. Due to his leadership, Minnesota had nation-leading health care, high school test scores, and a prosperous economy. Pawlenty has also played an active role in international affairs and foreign policy. He made five trips to Iraq, three to Afghanistan, two to Kosovo, and one to Bosnia – all in support of American troops. In support of Minnesotan businesses, he also led trade missions around the world, including missions to China, India, Israel, Chile, Brazil, Poland, the Czech Republic, Japan, and Canada.

After being elected governor in 2002, Pawlenty represented the interests of more than five million citizens and was responsible for a $50 billion biennial budget, more than 30,000 employees, and over 30 agencies and departments. As Minnesota’s chief executive officer, Pawlenty also balanced the budget every year – erasing a deficit of $4.3 billion – and cut taxes by nearly $800 million. This moved Minnesota out of the top 10 highest-taxed states – a goal of every Minnesota governor for more than 30 years. After his governorship, Tim Pawlenty authored the book, Courage to Stand, which covers his reflections on leadership, public service, and policy, explaining how he successfully governed his left-leaning state.

Speech Topics


The Intersection of Finance and Politics

Tim Pawlenty is in a unique position to address the intersection of politics and finance. Having led an impressive career in both arenas, he shares insider political stories and conveys thoughtful approaches to the most pressing public policy issues of our time, looking at financial policy in-depth and analyzing the changing nature of finance systems and the governance of the global economy. With clarity and upbeat energy, he addresses how politics as a whole affects both the business community and personal finances, looking at issues like regulation, taxes, unemployment rates, inflation, banking, and financial reform.

Political and Election Analysis

Pawlenty is a former governor of Minnesota and a former candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States. One of the leading voices in the Republican Party, he is in a truly unique position to critique our current political environment, having heard the grassroots issues from a wide range of concerned citizens during his campaign. He also experienced firsthand how campaign finance rules and the media affect elections. In his presentations, he addresses our current political climate in a way that only someone who has traveled the country running for president and has successfully served as governor could. He discusses election analysis, what is next for the GOP, and the issues facing decision makers on Capitol Hill – from taxes, the economy, and the deficit to health care, education, and social issues.

Issue-Based Politics

Tim Pawlenty is one of the leading voices in the Republican Party. While governor of Minnesota, he used innovative and conservative leadership to balance Minnesota’s budget, cut spending, reform health care, and improve schools without raising taxes. Due to his leadership, Minnesota had nation-leading health care, the highest school test scores, and a leading economy. In his presentations, he addresses our political issues like health care reform, taxes, education, renewable energy, creating jobs, the economy, and the deficit.

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Tim Pawlenty again on campaign trail — for financial services group ...

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty is a acting like he's on the campaign trail again with a recent surge of videos, media interviews and Twitter posts.But Pawlenty isn't ...

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