[Editor's Note: On Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, while the Iowa caucus results were being reported, Mike Huckabee announced the suspension of his presidential campaign via Twitter. He wrote, "I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you all for your loyal support."]

Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Arkansas Governor

Full Name: Michael Dale Huckabee
Birthdate: Aug. 24, 1955
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Children: Three
Religion: Southern Baptist

  • Host, Huckabee, FOX News Channel
  • Host, The Mike Huckabee Show (syndicated radio program)
  • Host, The Huckabee Report (syndicated radio program)
  • Board Member, Ouachita Baptist University Board of Trustees, 1991-present
  • Founder, HuckPAC (political action committee), 2008
  • Republican candidate for US President, 2008
  • Governor (R), State of Arkansas, 1996-2007
  • Chair, Southern Growth Policy Board, 2001
  • Chair, Southern Governors' Association, 1999-2000
  • Chair, Southern Regional Education Board
  • Chair, Southern Technology Council
  • Chair, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
  • Chair, Education Commission of the States
  • Lieutenant Governor, State of Arkansas, 1993-1996
  • President, Cambridge Communications, 1992-1996
  • 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 and Founder, ACTS 24 Hour Channel, 1983-1986
  • Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church (Pine Bluff, AR), 1980-1986
  • Staffer, James Robinson (televangelist), 1976

  • Attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-1977
  • BA, magna cum laude, Ouachita Baptist University, 1976

Affiliations and Awards:
  • Recipient, Music for Life Award, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), 2007
  • Named one of America's Five Best Governors in the US by TIME magazine, Nov. 2005
  • Named one of the "Public Officials of the Year" by Governing magazine, 2005
  • Recipient, Impact Award, AARP, 2005
  • Chair, Texarkana's Easter Seals Telethon, 1993-1994
  • President, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, 1989-1991
  • Former Chair, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
  • Former member, Executive Committee, National Governors' Association
  • Former President, Council of State Governments
  • Named one of the 25 Most Influential People for Conservation by Outdoor Life magazine
  • Named Athlete of the Week by USA Track & Field
  • Recipient, honorary doctorate degrees from John Brown University and Ouachita Baptist University
  • Honorary Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity

  • Bass player, Capitol Offense (rock band)
  • Completed four marathons: ING New York City Marathon (2006), Little Rock Marathon (2005 and 2006), and Marine Corps Marathon (2005)
  • Lives in Florida with his wife, Janet
  • Has three grown children, John Mark, David, and Sarah

Select Publications:
  • God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, 2015
  • Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most, 2012
  • A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don't!), 2011
  • Can’t Wait Till Christmas!, 2010
  • A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories that Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit, 2009
  • Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America, 2008
  • Character Makes a Difference: Where I'm From, Where I've Been, and What I Believe, 2007
  • From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 Steps to Restoring America's Greatness, 2007
  • Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork: A 12-Stop Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle, 2005
  • Living beyond Your Lifetime, 2000
  • Kids Who Kill, 1998
  • Character Is the Issue: How People with Integrity Can Revolutionize America, 1997

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