Beltway Happenings
Nov. 9, 2005--Governing magazine named Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) as one of its Public Officials of the Year for 2005.   Before the awards dinner, Gov. Huckabee (center) talked with fellow award recepients Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper (left), Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jerry Luke LeBlanc (top), and New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden, MD (right).

In a profile for the magazine, Alan Greenblatt wrote, "He has overseen breakthroughs in health coverage for children, education management and school finance.  He also sponsored the largest tax cuts Arkansas has ever seen, as well as the state's biggest road construction package.  And the state this year racked up the largest budget surplus in its history."

Gov. Mike Huckabee
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