From a press release from the Lake County Republican Federation:
Lake County Republican Federation Announces Governor Mike Huckabee
as Keynote Speaker for 51st Anniversary Spring Gala
Libertyville, IL – The Lake County Republican Federation is pleased to announce that Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) will be the Keynote Speaker for its 51st Anniversary Spring Gala. The event takes place on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. The cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and $1,250 for a table of ten. Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available.
"We could not be more excited to welcome Governor Mike Huckabee as the keynote speaker for this year's Spring Gala," said Federation President Larry Falbe. "Governor Huckabee's vast experience in politics, both as a governor and a presidential candidate, as well as his other endeavors such as his top-rated show on the Fox network, will no doubt provide many entertaining and insightful anecdotes for our supporters and guests."
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is the host of “HUCKABEE” on the Fox News Channel, is heard three times daily across the nation on the “Huckabee Report,” syndicated on almost 600 stations, and is heard on “The Mike Huckabee Show” each weekday. After his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, he formed HuckPac to assist conservative Republicans running for office nationwide and has amassed a volunteer team with thousands of activists.
From 1996-2007, Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas and was recognized nationally for his leadership. He served as Chairman of the prestigious National Governors Association as well as the Education Commission of the States and the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission.
The goal of the Lake County Republican Federation's Annual Spring Gala is to raise the funds necessary for a successful 2014 election campaign. Proceeds will be used towards grassroots organizing efforts, upgrading technology, maintaining Lake County Republican Headquarters, and providing staff support for the Lake County GOP.