Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Short list bio's - Huckabee, Paul, Pawlenty, Romney

Short list bio's - Huckabee, Paul, Pawlenty, Romney


Michael D. 'Mike' Huckabee

Religion: Baptist

Attended, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-1977
BA, Ouachita Baptist University, 1976

Professional Experience:
Host, "Huckabee Report", Citadel Media Network, present
Host, "Huckabee", Fox News Network, present
President, Cambridge Communications, Arkansas, 1992-1996
Communications Executive, Cambridge Communications, 1992-1993
President/Founder, KBSC-UHF 24 Hour Channel, 1987-1992
Pastor, Beech Street First Baptist Church, Texarkana, 1986-1992
President/Founder, ACTS 24 Hour Channel, 1983-1986
Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, 1980-1986

Political Experience:
Candidate, United States President, 2008
Governor, State of Arkansas, 1996-2007
Appointed Governor, State of Arkansas, July 1996
Lieutenant Governor, State of Arkansas, 1993-1996

Chair, Texarkana's Easter Seals Telethon, 1993-1994
President, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, 1989-1991
Volunteer, Cancer Society
Volunteer, Friendship Center
Founder, Huck Political Action Committee
Volunteer, Pine Bluff Public Schools
Member, Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce
Member, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
Member, United Way
Former Board Member, Ouachita Baptist University Board of Trustees
King Cotton Classic Basketball Tournament

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Chair, Southern Growth Policy Board, 2001
Chair, Southern Governors' Association, 1999-2000
Former President, Council of State Governments
Former Co-Chair, Delta Regional Authority
Former Chair, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
Former Member, Executive Committee, National Governors' Association
Former Chair, Southern International Trade Council
Former Chair, Southern Technology Council


Ronald E. 'Ron' Paul (TX)

Religion: Protestant

MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1967
BS, Gettysburg College, 1957

Professional Experience:
Medical Practice, Obstetrician-Gynecologist, 1968-1996
Air National Guard, 1965-1968
Captain, United States Air Force, 1963-1965

Political Experience:
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1996-present
Candidate, United States President, Republican, 2008
Candidate, United States President, Libertarian, 1988
Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 22, 1976-1977, 1979-1985
Candidate, United States Senate, 1984
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1974

Founder, FREE and the National Endowment for Liberty
Founder/Honorary Chair, The Liberty Committee
Distinguished Scholar, Ludwig von Mises Institute

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Member, Congressional Rural Caucus
Chair, The Liberty Caucus of Fellow Congressmen on Capitol Hill
Former Member, Gold Commission

Financial Services, Member
Foreign Affairs, Member
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Member
Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, Chair
Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade, Member
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Foreign Affairs), Member
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Member


Timothy J. 'Tim' Pawlenty

Religion: Christian

JD, University of Minnesota Law School
BA, Political Science, University of Minnesota

Professional Experience:
Former Vice President, Wizmo, Incorporated
Criminal Prosecutor

Political Experience:
Governor, State of Minnesota, 2002-2010
Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1992-2002
Majority Leader, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1999-2002
Member, Eagan City Council, 1991-1992

Member, Achieve Incorporated Board of Directors
Member, Board of Directors, James B. Hunt Jr. Institute
Founder, Freedom First Political Action Committee
Member, Wooddale Church

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Chair, National Governors Association, 2007-2008
Member, National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Former Chair, Governor's Ethanol Coalition
Former Chair, Midwestern Governors Association


Willard M. Romney

Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

MBA, Harvard Business School, 1975
JD, Harvard Law School, 1975
BA, Brigham Young University, 1971

Professional Experience:
President/Chief Executive Officer, Salt Lake Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, 1999-2002
Chief Executive Officer/Chairman, Bain and Company, Incorporated, 1991-1993
Vice President, Bain and Company, Incorporated, 1978-1984
Founder/Chief Executive Officer/Managing Partner, Bain Capital, Incorporated

Political Experience:
Candidate, United States President, 2008
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2002-2006
Candidate, United States Senate, 1994

Member, Board of Directors, Babbages
Member, Boy Scouts of America
Member, Board of Directors, Duane Reade
Founder, Free and Strong America Political Action Committee
Visiting Committee, Harvard Business School
Member, Board of Directors, Marriott
Member, Points of Light Foundation
Member, Board of Directors, Staples
Former Board Member, City Year

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Former Chair, Republican Governors Association