Join former Congressman and Romney advisor Vin Weber, former Minnesota Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher, and political science professor Larry Jacobs for a lively discussion of the national and state election results.
Margaret Anderson Kelliher joined the Minnesota High Tech Association in 2010 as president and CEO following a twelve-year legislative career. She served two terms as Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Margaret is a lifelong Minnesotan with deep roots in the Minnesota River Valley. The youngest of six children, she grew up with four older brothers and a sister on a dairy farm near Mankato. Her life in public service began early when, as a 4th grader, she led a petition drive to preserve a bus route to her neighborhood school. She went on to serve as 4-H State President and was also a Dairy Princess. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter and later was a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow, earning a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition to leading MHTA, Margaret is chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband and was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. She teaches a class on negotiations at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School.
Vin Weber is a partner at Mercury/Clark & Weinstock. He provides strategic advice to institutions with matters before the legislative and executive branches of the Federal government. Vin served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1993, representing Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District. Vin is one of the most prominent and successful strategists in the Republican Party and enjoys strong bipartisan relationships across the legislative and executive branches of government. He serves as a trusted advisor to senior officials in the Administration and on Capitol Hill, and has counseled numerous Presidential campaigns. He has been featured in numerous national publications and is a sought-after political and policy analyst, appearing frequently on major television outlets. Vin is former Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, nonprofit organization designed to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. He serves on the Board of The Council on Foreign Relations and co-chaired a major independent task force on U.S. Policy Toward Reform in the Arab World with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Vin is a former member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense's Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, and he also served on the U.S. Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion. He is a senior fellow at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota, where he formerly co-directed the Policy Forum and Policy Fellows program. In addition, Vin is a board member of several private sector and non-profit organizations, including ITT Educational Services, The Lenox Group, and the Aspen Institute.
Jacobs, Lawrence R.
What Happened on Tuesday? A Post-Election Analysis.
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