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2021 Freedom & Opportunity Luncheon

August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Please join us for our 2021 Freedom & Opportunity Luncheon featuring The Honorable Scott Walker, former Governor of Wisconsin and President of Young America’s Foundation.

Holiday Inn By The Bay

88 Spring Street
Portland, ME United States
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Space is very limited. For more information, please contact Ms. Heather Noyes at 207-321-2550, or by email at hnoyes@mainepolicy.org.

2021 Freedom & Opportunity Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Scott Walker

Former Governor of Wisconsin
President, Young America’s Foundation

On November 2, 2010, The Honorable Scott Walker was elected the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Inheriting a $3.6 billion budget deficit, $800 million worth of unpaid bills, and an eight percent unemployment rate, he immediately implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order, and government accountability in Wisconsin. Walker became the only governor in American history to survive a recall election on June 5, 2012. He was re-elected in 2014 and sworn into a second term on January 5, 2015.

Walker was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1993, where he helped lead the way on welfare reform, public safety, and educational opportunities. In 2002, he was elected to the Milwaukee County executive office. In this position, Walker worked to reform the scandal-ridden county government and faithfully kept his promise to spend taxpayer money as if it were his own.

Walker was raised with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work. He moved to the small town of Delavan, Wisconsin when he was in third grade. There, his father was a minister and his mother worked part time as a bookkeeper and secretary. Walker was active in school, sports, church, Scouts, and American Legion’s Badger Boys State and Boys Nation programs.

Walker is the President of Young America’s Foundation and he currently serves on the boards of Students for Life Action, American Federation for Children, and the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions.

Walker and his wife, Tonette, have two adult sons.

2021 Freedom & Opportunity Award Winner

Ms. Linda Bean

Presented each year to the Maine citizen or business that has best demonstrated a core commitment to the principles of Freedom & Opportunity that serve to improve the economic well-being of this great state.

Maine Policy Institute thanks our Sponsors and Hosts for making this event possible.

Our Sponsors to date:
Anania & Associates Investment Company
Susan Collins, United States Senator
Sandra and Thomas Dunham
Estes Oil & Propane
Scott Forrey
Hardwood Products and Puritan Medical Products Company
Holiday Inn By the Bay
Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine
Moody’s Co-Worker Owned
National Distributors
Old Port Advisors
Oxford Casino
Patient Advocates
Patriot Insurance Company
Christopher and Nancy Pierce
Poppycock Publications
Strategic Maintenance Solutions
Volk Packaging Corporation
Don and Nancy Vose

Our Hosts to date:
Christian Bishop
Dirigo Public Affairs
Free To Choose Network
H.A. Mapes, Inc.
Mailings Unlimited
Maine Civic Action
Maine Energy Marketers Association
Maine Hospital Association
Maine Motor Transport Association
Noyes Hall & Allen Insurance
Patriot Consulting Group
Bruce Poliquin
Strategic Advocacy
The Allumbaugh Agency

Our Media Sponsors to date:
The Ray Richardson Show – WLOB Radio

This event should not be interpreted as support for any political candidate.