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2008 Keynote Speakers

Below are our speakers for the 2008 Session.

 

2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MIKE HUCKABEE
Saturday, June 14, 2008

Following Opening Night Ceremonies of the 69th session of Missouri Boys State former Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee will accept the 20th Annual George W. Lehr Memorial Speakers Chair on Monday night at Hendricks Hall. Huckabee will discuss his experiences on the campaign trail during his bid for the White House earlier this year as well as his time serving the State of Arkansas as Governor. Following his prepared remarks, Governor Huckabee will hold a question and answer session.

     
 

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL JAY NIXON
Sunday, June 15, 2008

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon will deliver the keynote address at a special assembly on Sunday evening in Hendricks Hall. Attorney General Nixon is an outstanding supporter of the Boys State program and is the likely Democratic Party Nominee for Governor in 2008. The attorney general will hold a question and answer session following his prepared remarks.

   

 

 

WHITE HOUSE FELLOW AND NAVY SEAL COMMANDER ERIC GREITENS
Tuesday, June 16, 2008

White House Fellow, Navy Seal Commander and Rhodes Scholar Eric Greitens will speak to MBS participants on Monday at Hendricks Hall. One of the most accomplished Boys Staters in recent memory, Greitens will share his extraordinary career with Boys Staters in a special assembly. Greitens has just completed his second tour of duty in Iraq. Following his prepared remarks he will hold a question and answer session.

   

 

 

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE KENNY HULSHOF
Monday, June 16, 2008

U.S. Representative Kenny Hulshof from Missouri’s 9th District will deliver the keynote address to the Boys State general assembly on Monday night. Congressman Hulshof will discuss his 2008 bid for Governor of Missouri and his work on current legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Following his prepared remarks Congressman Hulshof will hold a question and answer session.

   

 

 

MISSOURI STATE TREASURER SARAH STEELMAN
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

State Treasurer Sarah Steelman will deliver the keynote address at the general assembly on Tuesday night in Hendricks Hall. Treasurer Steelman will also discuss her candidacy for Governor of Missouri in 2008. Her speech on Tuesday night marks her first ever visit to Missouri Boys State. Following her prepared remarks she will hold a question and answer session.

   

 

 

MISSOURI SECRETARY OF STATE ROBIN CARNAHAN
Thursday, June 19, 2008

Missouri Secretary of State will deliver the keynote address and swear-in the newly elected state officials at the Joint Session of the Boys State House and Senate on Thursday evening at Hendricks Hall. Following her prepared remarks, Secretary of State Carnahan will swear-in the new MBS Governor and all new MBS constitutional officers and Supreme Court justices.

   

 

 

GENERAL NORTON A. SCHWARTZ, USAF
Friday, June 20, 2008

General Norton A. Schwartz, Commander – U.S. Transportation Command at Scott AFB in southern Illinois will deliver the final keynote address of the week on Friday evening at Hendricks Hall. General Schwartz will brief citizens on USTRANSCOM’s role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his prepared remarks he will hold a question and answer session with Boys State citizens.

 

 

 

 

 
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