recently completed more than ten years of public service as governor of Arkansas
. In 2005, Governing
magazine named him among the Public Officials of the Year, TIME magazine called him one of the five best governors in America
, and he received the AARP Impact Award recognizing those who have done something extraordinary to make the world a better place.
An outspoken man of Christian faith, Huckabee is also a musician, playing bass guitar in his rock-and-roll band Capitol Offense. In January 2007, he received the Music for Life Award from NAMM for his outstanding support of music arts and education. Books he has authored include Character Makes a Difference
and Living Beyond Your Lifetime
. Mike and his wife, Janet, have three grown children: John Mark, David, and Sarah.