Last updated on: 4/27/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Mike Huckabee Biography

Title:
Former Governor (R) of Arkansas
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Social Security Be Privatized?"
Reasoning:

“The president [George W. Bush] had the right idea, but he used the wrong word. When he used the word privatization, it scared the daylights out of a lot of people…

The right word is personalization. Empower individuals to have a greater say over their money. And that’s what it is. Keep the government from robbing the trust funds, which is something that, if it was done in the private sector, would get a guy in jail.”

Republican Presidential Debate, Orlando, FL, Oct. 21, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to social security and related issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to social security and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Host, Huckabee, FOX News Channel
  • Governor (R), State of Arkansas, 1996-2007
  • Board Member, Ouachita Baptist University Board of Trustees, 1991-present
  • Chair, Southern Growth Policy Board, 2001
  • Chair, Southern Governors’ Association, 1999-2000
  • President, Cambridge Communications, 1992-1996
  • Chair, Texarkana’s Easter Seals Telethon, 1993-1994
  • Communications Executive, Cambridge Communications, 1992-1993
  • President and Founder, KBSC-UHF 24 Hour Channel, 1987-1992
  • Pastor, Beech Street First Baptist Church (Texarkana, AR) 1986-1992
  • President, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, 1989-1991
  • President and Founder, ACTS 24 Hour Channel, 1983-1986
  • Former President, Council of State Governments
  • Chair, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
  • Executive Committee, National Governors’ Association
  • Appointed Governor, State of Arkansas, July 1996
  • Lieutenant Governor, State of Arkansas, 1993-1996
Education:
  • Attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-1977
  • BA, Ouachita Baptist University, 1976
Contact Info:
Phone
501-324-2008
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
mikehuckabee.com
Other:
  • TIME magazine named Mike Huckabee one of the five best governors in the US, Nov. 2005
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Social Security Be Privatized?