Ken Blackwell Joins The Family Research Council
Ken Blackwell will be named the Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment on Monday, March 12, 2007.
Blackwell was the Secretary of State for Ohio and ran for Governor on a platform of lower taxes.
His loss was a loss for Ohio. But a big win for FRC.
Ohio is pivotal in deciding conservative influence for the nation. Ken Blackwell will be continuing the fight for tradition in Your Nation’s Capital.
Full Disclosure: Charmaine and Your Business Blogger were (private-individual) supporters for Ken and his work in Ohio. We are lucky to have him here.
From Ohio Central,
Kenneth Blackwell was born on February 28, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Xavier University with a bachelors degree in 1970 and with a Masters degree in 1971. He taught at this institution from 1974 until 1991.
While a professor at Xavier University…. From 1979 to 1980, he served as Cincinnati’s mayor…
President George H.W. Bush appointed Blackwell as a deputy undersecretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1989. … Blackwell then became the United States ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, a position that he held from 1992 to 1993.
… In 1998, Blackwell won election as Ohio’s Secretary of State….
In 2006, Blackwell received the Republican Party’s nomination for the Ohio’s governor’s office and ran against the Democratic candidate, Ted Strickland. Blackwell campaigned on a platform of lower taxes, believing that this would help reinvigorate Ohio’s economy. He also proposed limiting the amount of money that public schools can spend on administrative costs, intending to enhance spending on students in the classroom. In an election dominated by the Democratic Party, Strickland …defeated Blackwell.
Ken Blackwell is a fine man. He may be, in my opinion, the best politician in OH. He made the mistake of being too conservative for the GOP in OH and they did next to nothing to help in his race for governor. Nor did his campaign staff help his cause. I tried to volunteer to help Ken’s campaign in my part of the state. I talked with everyone from his campaign who called my place for support. I offered to distribute material, put up signs, anything. But no one from the campaign took me up on this. Did I mention that I’m 44 and never once before attempted to help any politician run? Ken’s campaign people totally let him down. Let me down, too.
Ohio’s loss IS FRC’s gain.