United States Elections 2008
Republican Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee (1955)

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Candidate status: Announced
Filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC on January 29, 2007

Current job: Term as Arkansas governor ended in January 2007

Birth date: August 24, 1955; Hope, Arkansas

Family: Married Janet Huckabee

Religion: Baptist

Education: Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., 1975; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-80


Worked in the advertising field.

1980-1992: Baptist minister.

1983-1986: President of ACTS-TV.

1987-1992: President of KBSC-TV.

1992-1996: President of Cambridge Communications.

1993-1996: Served as Arkansas' lieutenant governor.

1996: Elected governor of Arkansas and served until January 2007.

Other Facts

Huckabee is the author of several books, including "From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 STOPS to Restoring America's Greatness" (2007), "Quit Digging Your Grave With A Knife And Fork" (2005) and "Living Beyond Your Lifetime" (2000).

In 2003, Huckabee was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and lost more than 100 pounds over the next year.