For Immediate Release
Contact: Lowman S. Henry
House Speaker Mike Turzai to Address 2015 PLC
(Harrisburg, PA) – State Representative Mike Turzai will become the first Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representative to address the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 17th and 18th at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. He joins Sharyl Attkisson, author of the best-seller Stonewalled, and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey as announced speakers.
Mike Turzai was unanimously elected Speaker of the House on January 6, 2015 by his House colleagues. Prior to that, he was twice elected by his peers to serve as Majority Leader of the House Republican Caucus serving from 2011 through 2014. Speaker Turzai won a special election in 2001 for a seat in the 28th legislative district. He is now in his eighth term representing communities in the North Hills of Allegheny County.
The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier gathering of 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.
In addition to speakers, the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include four interactive panel presentations including:
There’s More to Life Than Taxes with PCNC-TV and KDKA-AM host Lenny McAllister as moderator and panelists Nate Benefield of the Commonwealth Foundation, Jake Haulk of the Allegheny Institute, Pavel Yakovlev from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Joseph Henchman of the Tax Foundation.
Speed Bumps to Success with Gene Barr of the PA Chamber of Business & Industry as moderator and panelists Darlene Robbins of the NEPA Manufacturers & Employers, Erica Clayton-Wright of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, Otto Banks from the REACH Alliance and Tom Smith of the Indiana/Armstrong Patriots.
Rising Stars moderated by Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring, USA and featuring State Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) State Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), State Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and State Representative Michael Regan (R-Cumberland/York).
Trust But Verify: Keeping Campaign Promises with moderator Jim Broussard of Citizens Against Higher Taxes and panelists Beth Ann Mumford of Americans for Prosperity-PA, Leo Knepper from the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania and Gwen Alexander from ACTION of PA.
The 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature an expanded number of workshops and an exhibit area featuring over 40 conservative organizations from throughout the state. Workshop details and additional speaker announcements will be made over the coming weeks.
Registration for the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org.