It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our friend, colleague, mentor and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council Mr. Frederick W. Anton, III.
The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference has become the longest running and largest state-based conservative conference in the nation due to the support and vision of Mr. Anton.
Mr. Anton had -- and will continue to have -- a profound impact on the conservative movement in Pennsylvania. There are many organizations and even more elected officials both past and present who owe their success to his unwavering dedication to the cause of individual liberty and personal freedom.
Our commonwealth is an infinately better place because he walked among us.
In the words of President Abraham Lincoln we can honor Fred best by being "dedicated to the great task remaining before us."
He would want it to be no other way.
May he rest he peace.
(Harrisburg, PA) – Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner and a Fox News contributor will be the featured dinner speaker at the 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. The conference will be held April 6-7, 2018 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.
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.
Byron York has covered the Bush, Obama and now Trump administration, congress and the presidential campaigns of 2016, 2012, 2008, 2004 and 2000. He is author of The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy, an account of liberal activism in the 2004 election. Formerly with National Review, his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs and the New Republic. A graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Chicago he lives in Washington, D.C.