Tom Coburn to Speak at 2018 PLC

Member Group : PA Leadership Conference


(Harrisburg, PA) – Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn will address the 2018 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on a proposed Convention of the States to discuss constitutional amendments that would limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints and place term limits on federal officials. The conference will be held April 6-7, 2018 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.

This year’s featured dinner speaker at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner and a Fox News contributor. Charlie Kirk, founder and executive director at Turning Point, USA and Greg Wrightstone author of Inconvenient Facts will also speak. Mac Zimmerman, Vice President of Legislative Affairs at Americans for Prosperity and former Congressman Phil English, co-chairman of the government relations practice at Arent Fox will have a Conversation on Tax Reform.

Panel topics and panelists will be announced next week. Additional speakers and workshop topic will be announced over the coming weeks.

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.
Registration for the conference is now open at

Tom A. Coburn, M.D. was raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University with an accounting degree. He married former Ms. Oklahoma Carolyn in 1968, and they now have three children and seven grandchildren.

From 1970-78, Dr. Coburn was the manufacturing manager at the Ophthalmic Division of Coburn Optical Industries in Colonial Heights, Virginia, growing the division from 13 employees to more than 350 and capturing 35% of the U.S. market. After the family business was sold, Coburn returned to school to become a physician, attending the University of Oklahoma’s Medical School and graduating with his M.D. Dr. Coburn returned to Muskogee in 1983 to practice family medicine, allergy, and obstetrics. Dr. Coburn has personally delivered more than 4000 babies.
From 1995-2001 Dr. Coburn represented Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was the first Republican to hold that seat for consecutive terms. Described by newspapers as a budget hawk, Coburn made balancing the budget a top priority. He played a central role in Medicare and health care debates. After a short time in the House, Dr. Coburn kept his word to serve no more than six years and returned full time to his medical practice in Muskogee.

Dr. Coburn served as the junior U.S. Senator of Oklahoma from 2005-2014 leading the fight to reduce wasteful Washington spending, increase accountability and transparency for all taxpayers, restore Constitutional government, and make health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans. In addition, Dr. Coburn has fought for the sanctity of life and private property rights. With Oklahoman independence, Dr. Coburn has successfully challenged the broken culture of Washington; offering more amendments than any other senator to end waste and protect liberties. As a citizen legislator, Dr. Coburn pledged to serve no more than two terms in the Senate.

Registration for the conference is now open at