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John Gizzi, Jeff Lord Named Breakfast Speakers at the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – John Gizzi, national political correspondent for Newsmax and Newsmax TV commentator; and Jeffrey Lord columnist for the American Spectator and CNN commentator will be the breakfast speakers at the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.  Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org

Also announced as speakers for the conference are Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, State Senator Scott Wagner,  Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative, Congressman Mike Kelly, and Heritage Foundation President Senator Jim DeMint.  There will also be four interactive panel presentations and three workshop sessions.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

John Gizzi is Newsmax’s chief political columnist and White House correspondent. He is “the man who knows everyone in Washington” as well as many who hold elected positions and party leadership roles throughout America. For many years he held a similar position with the venerable conservative publication Human Events. He has appeared on countless radio and TV shows in America and in Europe.  He is the recipient of the William A Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Jeffrey Lord is a former Associate Political Director in the Reagan White House, as well as an aide to Secretary Jack Kemp at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Lord began his political career as a staff member to Senate Republican Leaders Richard C. Frame and Henry G. Hager.  After an unsuccessful run for the state legislature in 1976, Lord went to Washington where he served as press secretary, legislative director and House Budget Committee state member for Pennsylvania U.S. Congressman Bud Shuster, followed by two years as executive assistant to U.S. Senator John Heinz and chief of staff to national Reagan-Bush campaign co-chair Drew Lewis, Reagan’s Secretary of Transportation.

Now a columnist and contributing editor at The American Spectator, Lord is also a columnist at Conservative Review and NewsBusters.  A CNN commentator, he is the author of What America Needs: The Case for Trump and The Borking Rebellion, the story of a U.S. Senate judicial confirmation battle.  He has appeared on some 100 radio talk shows across America, including Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.  His work has been cited on-air by radio host Rush Limbaugh.  He lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencewill feature four interactive panel presentations including Tax, Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians and Enriches Unions; Restoring the American Dream; All Politics Are Local and Litigating for Liberty.  There will be three workshop sessions including: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and, Campaigning Like It’s 2015, Not 1999.

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Workshop Topics, Presenter announced for 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include three workshop sessions.  The session topics are: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and Campaigning Like it is 2016, Not 1999.  The conference will be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.  Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org

In addition to the workshops announced speakers include Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, State Senator Scott Wagner,  Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative and Congressman Mike Kelly, and Heritage Foundation President Senator Jim DeMint.  There will also be four interactive panel presentations.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

This year’s workshop sessions include:

Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You

Presenters:   Kathy Abram, Beth Anne Mumford & Anna McCauslin

Sponsor:        Americans for Prosperity-PA        

Faith of Our Founding Fathers

Presenter:     Louis Petolicchio

Sponsor:        Constitutional Organization of Liberty

Campaigning Like Its 2016, Not 1999

Presenter:     Matt Batzel

Sponsor:        American Majority

The panel presentations this year will include:

Tax Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians

Moderator:    Matthew Brouillette, Commonwealth Foundation

Panelists:      State Representative Seth Grove

                        Beth Anne Mumford, Americans for Prosperity-PA

                        James Paul, Commonwealth Foundation

                        David Taylor, PA Manufacturers Association

Restoring the American Dream

Moderator:    Lenny McAllister, KDKA Radio

Panelists:      State Representative Stephen Bloom

                        Hon. Phil English, Arent/Fox

                        Rev. Dr. Herbert Lusk, II, Greater Exodus Baptist Church

                        Dr. Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College

                        Jennifer A. Marshall, Heritage Foundation

All Politics Are Local

Moderator:    Rose Tennent, Nationally Known Talk Show Host (WPGP, Pittsburgh)

Panelists:      Laureen Cummings, Lackawanna County Commissioner

                        Joe Gale, Montgomery County Commissioner

                        Sam DeMarco, Allegheny County Councilman

                        Lisa Esler, Penn Delco School Board

                        Joe Harford, Walker Township Supervisor

Litigating for Liberty

Moderator:    Kevin Shivers, National Federation of Independent Business/PA

Panelists:      Jordan Lorence, Alliance Defending Freedom

                        David Osborne, Fairness Center

                        Randy Wenger, Independence Law Center

Additional speakers and workshop topics will be announced over the coming weeks.

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Sen. Jim DeMint, President of the Heritage Foundation, to speak at 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, currently President of the Heritage Foundation, will be a special guest and will speak at the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.  Registration for the conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org.

Announced speakers in addition to Senator DeMint include the featured dinner speaker Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, State Senator Scott Wagner,  Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative and Congressman Mike Kelly.

The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature four interactive panel presentations including: Tax, Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians; Restoring the American Dream; All Politics are Local; And, Litigating for Liberty

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

On April 4, 2013 Senator DeMint succeeded Edwin J. Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation.  “I’m humbled to follow in the footsteps of Ed Feulner, who built the most important conservative institution in the nation,” DeMint said, “Heritage will remain, first and foremost, a research institute dedicated to impeccable research and data-driven policy analysis.  DeMint Added: “Our policy recommendations carry weight because they are informed by that research and grounded in the principles laid out by the Founding Fathers – principles that have been proven sound time and time again during this great American Experiment.”

Born James Warren DeMint on September 2, 1951 in Greenville, South Carolina, “Jim” and three siblings were raised by a single mother who taught him the value of hard work and perseverance.  He attended public schools in Greenville, graduating from Wade Hampton High School.  He married his high school sweetheart, Debbie Henderson in 1973.  That same year he received a B.A. in communications from the University of Tennessee.  He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Clemson University.

In 1998 he was elected as a Republican to the first of three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He kept his promise to serve only three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.  His reputation as one of Washington’s most principled conservative leaders grew after his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004.  He continued to advocate limited government, individual liberty, a strong national defense and core traditional values – all core tenets of American’s founding and Heritage’s public policy mission.

DeMint and his wife, Debbie, have four children who are now grown and married.  They are greatly enjoying being grandparents.

Additional speakers and workshop topics for the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be announced over the coming weeks.

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