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January 10, 2023

Today is a pretty epic day for the Huckabee family.  Sarah Huckabee Sanders, youngest of our 3 children, becomes the 47th Governor of Arkansas today at noon in a swearing in ceremony on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol.  There is no way to fully express the range of emotions I’m personally feeling watching her enter her service in an office that I had the privilege of working in for just short of 11 years.  Her move with her family to the Arkansas Governor's Mansion will mark a return to the home in which she spent a lot of her adolescent years learning places to hide.  Her 3 children will try the same stunts, no doubt, but they don’t have a chance!  She already knows where all the great hiding places are!  

Her becoming Governor is historic in that it marks the first time in American history that a daughter has followed her father in a Governor’s Office.  She is the first woman to be elected Governor in our state.  But I believe the real history is yet to be written as she will bring vision, bold ideas, and a great team of quality people to the office.  Above all, it’s my fervent prayer that she takes one piece of advice from her Dad:  “Never forget who your boss is!”  It’s not the donors who helped get you there.  It’s not the lobbyists, the legislators, the staff, or the press (certainly not!).  It’s the citizens of the state who maybe didn’t vote for you, couldn’t afford to contribute to your campaign, or have a thing they can do for you.  No matter how they dress, what they do for a living, where they live, or how much education they have or don’t have, THEY are your bosses.  Serve them.  Love them.  Pray for them daily.”

She enters with a servant’s heart and the heart of a Mom.  I’m proud of all 3 of my children, but today, it’s her special day to celebrate with her incredible husband Bryan, their 3 children Scarlett, Huck, and George, and thousands of friends from across the nation.  And her parents celebrate with her!


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  • Sam Falls

    01/16/2023 07:39 AM

    Hi Mike, it’s nice to communicate with someone I so admire! And I love your daughter. I know nothing about her but just looking at her, I can tell she is like you! And that is great for Arkansas. Thanks for you both do!

  • Lynn Taylor

    01/16/2023 06:06 AM

    Congratulations to you and to Arkansas’ New Governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders! She’s great! She was the best Press Secretary and, who knows where she’ll end up? VP, President? She can do it!

  • Paul Skipper

    01/16/2023 05:27 AM

    I am so pleased to see your daughter sworn in ask Arkansas governor May God Richly Bless all of you.
    I am one of your supporters from your first Presidential campaign

    St Pete Beach Florida

  • John Haglof

    01/15/2023 10:26 PM

    Sarah was effective and not intimidated as the president’s press secretary; I’m sure she’ll bring those qualities and others to the governor’s office, and govern accordingly.
    Good luck, Governor, and God Bless you and your family as well.??????

  • Deena Grimsley

    01/15/2023 10:25 PM

    I am so very proud to say, “ Congratulations Governor Sarah Huckabee!” Also proud for your family and the State of Arkansas!

  • Virginia Campbell

    01/15/2023 10:11 PM

    Huge congratulations to Sarah, and to you, her parents, for raising such an amazing woman. I am not real knowledgeable about politics, but I am smart enough to know that this woman is a true servant of God and will maintain her spirituality through her service to Arkansas! So refreshing to see something good happen for a change! God Bless her and the people of Arkansas!!

  • James McBride

    01/15/2023 10:10 PM

    Congratulations on her good job. Admired her work while in the White House. Also liked the job you did as Gov. of Ark. Best of luck!

  • Cindy Lyons

    01/15/2023 09:55 PM

    I am so happy for you and your family. I have loved and admired her for years.
    She is going to be a wonderful governor and she had a great teacher!)

  • David R Block

    01/15/2023 09:14 PM

    Congratulations, Sarah (and pops)!! I have many relatives in you state on my wife’s side,, but being from Texas, I’ll probably stay in Texas.

  • Ken Housley

    01/15/2023 08:59 PM

    God bless you both and all the people of your great state.
    May your leadership spread throughout the land and bring a new day for the USA!