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The Keystone Board of Directors
Keystone Annual Dinner
Keystone Board Members
2018 Economic Freedom
Longtime leader in the State and National Republican party
2018 Economic Freedom
Friday, October 26, 2018
Mike Huckabee is the host of the TV show “Huckabee” on TBN each weekend and is a Fox News contributor, NY Times bestselling author of 12 books. He was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors in his state’s history. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on prevention. The former governor and his wife, Janet, have three grown children.
We believe that American enterprise-based policies offer the right direction for the future of Nevada. Keystone’s goal is to find, support and develop the next generation of Nevada leadership that will move the Silver State in that direction.
In 1995, Las Vegas was the site for that year’s Western States Republican Leadership Conference. As local hosts, a group of Nevada business leaders organized funding for the event. Following the hugely successful conference, however, and recognizing their camaraderie and common goals, the Silver State organizers agreed they should make their cooperation long-term.
What they then organized was a Nevada non-profit corporation, known at the time as the Keystone Corporation. Its mission then, as now, was to promote more responsible government and a business-friendly environment. Its means would be to participate in the election process and send to Carson City men and women who share those same values.
Keystone’s leaders do not take their role lightly. They feel an obligation to protect the businesses of Nevada through the selection of pro-business candidates who understand the principles that have made the American free enterprise system the strongest economic force in the world.
Which candidates Keystone will support is determined through a formal process of interviews and research into the candidate’s background and beliefs. Once eligibility is confirmed, the candidates name is presented to the entire Keystone Board of Directors for approval.
Financial support is provided through Keystone membership annual dues, and special events, such as the Annual Dinner held annually at the Venetian Hotel.
Keystone has grown to be a major player in the Nevada electoral process. In an age where free enterprise and free markets are under siege from bureaucracy and over-regulation, Keystone stands as a rock solid defender of Nevada’s businesses and entrepreneurship.
At its very beginning, Keystone was created to meet a need and to serve a purpose. That need and that purpose remain. This is the Keystone tradition, and it is why Keystone continues to exist.