At the completion of his ten-and-a-half-year tenure as governor, Mike Huckabee was the second-longest-serving governor in the nation at that time, having entered office as one of the youngest in the nation. He is recognized as a national leader in the areas of education and health care reform and has served as chairman of the National Governors Association and the Education Commission of the States, organizations that influence national policy. The governor enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and playing bass guitar in his band, Capitol Offense. He and his wife, Janet, have three grown children--John Mark, David, and Sarah. Huckabee has written several books, his latest, From Hope to Higher Ground, will be published in January 2007.