Governor Mike Huckabee, the 44th Governor of Arkansas, joined Hoover fellows for a Leadership Forum roundtable luncheon at the Hoover Institution on Thursday, March 26. The Governor voiced his concerns about wage stagnation in the United States, which was followed by a thoughtful exchange discussing a wide range of possible policy solutions to address the issue. Attending Hoover fellowship included those with specialties in taxation and economic policy, financial economics, health care policy, energy policy, education policy, and political science.
Governor Huckabee became one of the longest serving Governors in Arkansas history and was only the fourth Republican elected to statewide office since Reconstruction. He rose to the Governorship as the Lieutenant Governor and subsequently, won two full terms of office. He has served as the Chairman of the National Governors Associate, the Education Commission of the States, the Southern Governors’ Association, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission. He ran for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008 and from 2008 until 2015 hosted the number one rated weekend show, Huckabee.
Thursday’s luncheon was part of the Hoover Institution’s ongoing Leadership Forum program, which seeks to engage influential policy leaders with the Institution, its scholars, and its supporters. In the past, the Leadership Forum has hosted former World Bank President, Robert Zoellick, Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Congressman Michael McCaul, and former Mayor Chuck Reed of San Jose, among many others.