Last updated on: 5/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Mike Huckabee Biography

Title:
Former Governor of Arkansas
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“You’ve asked me the question about medical marijuana…my concern is, as much as I want to see something happen that would ease your pain, I’m not sure and I’ve not been convinced with medical evidence by independent research…that clearly says that it is more effective than other forms of pain medication, whether it’s narcotic or analgesic. And so what I want to do is, if somebody can present to me scientifically and objectively, then I would certainly give a different consideration… I think the question is, would I favor the legalization at a federal level, and until there’s some scientific evidence, I’m reluctant to do that.”

Campaign stop in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Sep. 29, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 2008 Republican Candidate for U.S. President
  • Governor, State of Arkansas, 1996-2007
  • Chair, Southern Growth Policy Board, 2001
  • Chair, Southern Governors’ Association, 1999-2000
  • Appointed Governor, State of Arkansas, July 1996
  • Lieutenant Governor, State of Arkansas, 1993-1996
  • Chair, Texarkana’s Easter Seals Telethon, 1993-1994
  • President, Cambridge Communications, AR, 1992-1996
  • Communications Executive, Cambridge Communications, 1992-1993
  • Board Member, Ouachita Baptist University Board of Trustees, 1991-present
  • President, Council of State Governments
  • Past Co-Chair, Delta Regional Authority
  • Chair, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
  • Executive Committee, National Governors’ Association
  • Former Chair, Southern International Trade Council
  • Former Chair, Southern Technology Council
Education:
  • Attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-1977
  • BA, Ouachita Baptist University, 1976
Other:
  • Time magazine named Mike Huckabee one of the five best governors in the U.S., Nov. 2005