(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.