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Mike Huckabee's Biography

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Full Name:

Michael 'Mike' D. Huckabee

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Janet; 3 Children: John, David, Sarah

Birth Date:

08/24/1955

Birth Place:

Hope, AR

Home City:

North Little Rock, AR

Religion:

Christian - Southern Baptist

Attended, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-1977

BA, Ouachita Baptist University, 1976

Candidate, President of the United States, 2008, 2012, 2016

Governor, State of Arkansas, 1996-2007

Appointed, Governor, State of Arkansas, July 1996

Lieutenant Governor, State of Arkansas, 1993-1996

Former Co-Chair, Delta Regional Authority

Former Chair, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Former Executive Committee Member, National Governors' Association

Former Chair, Southern International Trade Council

Former Chair, Southern Technology Council

Chair, Southern Growth Policy Board, 2001

Chair, Southern Governors' Association, 1999-2000

Host, "Huckabee Report", Citadel Media Network, present

Former Host, "Huckabee", Fox News Network

President, Cambridge Communications, Arkansas, 1992-1996

Communications Executive, Cambridge Communications, 1992-1993

Pastor, Beech Street First Baptist Church, Texarkana, 1986-1992

President/Founder, KBSC-UHF 24 Hour Channel, 1987-1992

President/Founder, ACTS 24 Hour Channel, 1983-1986

Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, 1980-1986

Founder, Huck Political Action Committee, 2008-present

Volunteer, Cancer Society

Former President, Council of State Governments

Volunteer, Friendship Center

Former Member, King Cotton Classic Basketball Tournament

Former Board Member, Ouachita Baptist University Board of Trustees

Member, Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce

Volunteer, Pine Bluff Public Schools

Member, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce

Member, United Way

Chair, Texarkana's Easter Seals Telethon, 1993-1994

President, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, 1989-1991

Astrological Sign:

Virgo

Awards:

Southern Region Runner of the Year, Road Runners Club of America, 2005
Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame, 2000
Athlete of the Week, United States of America Track and Field
American Sportfishing Association's Man of the Year, 1997
Public Officials of the Year, Governing Magazine, 2005
Named one of the five best governors in America, Time Magazine, 2005
American Association of Retired Person's Impact Award, 2005
Music for Life Award by the National Association of Music Merchant, 2007

Current Car:

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and 1995 Chevrolet Silverado

Date of Wedding Anniversary:

05/25/1973

Favorite Author:

Spencer Johnson and Francis Schaeffer

Favorite Book:

The Holy Bible, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mere Christianity, and anything by Francis Schaeffer

Favorite Color:

Blue

Favorite Food:

Steak

Favorite Movie:

The Godfather, Casablanca, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Citizen Kane

Favorite Musician:

The Beatles

Favorite President and Why:

Ronald Reagan

Favorite Quote:

"Come let us reason together."

Favorite Sport:

Running

Favorite TV Shows:

The cable news networks

Favorite Type of Music:

Classic Rock, Blues, Gospel, Rock, Jazz, Country, and my band-- Capitol Offense

Favorite Websites:

accuweather.com, walmart.com, Google and the Drudge Report

First Car:

Mercury Montego

First Job:

Disc Jockey for KXAR radio, Hope, AR

Hobbies or Special Talents:

hunting, fishing, playing bass guitar, running, playing with my dogs, traveling, and spending time with my family

Names of Grandchildren:

Chandler, Scarlett, Caroline, William, George

Number of Grandchildren:

Five

Personal Hero and Why:

Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Superman

Pets (include names):

Jet, the 9 year old black lab and Sonic, the 1 ½ year old Shih Tzu

Publications:

From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 STOPS to Restoring America's Greatness (2007),
Quit Digging Your Own Grave With a Knife and Fork: A 12-Stop Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle (Center Street, 2005)
Living Beyond Your Lifetime (Broadman and Holman, 2000)
Kids Who Kill (Broadman and Holman, 1998)
Character is the Issue: How People With Integrity Can Revolutionize America (with John Perry) (Broadman and Holman, 1997)

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