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Press Release - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee Receives Strong Show of Support From Washington State Faith Leaders

November 16, 2007

Bellevue, WA – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee was joined today by Dr. Joseph Fuiten, founder of Positive Agenda and Pastor of Cedar ParkChurch in Bothell, WA, to announce a growing list of endorsements from leaders of the faith community in Washington State. The announcement was made at a news conference at the Harbor Club in Bellevue, Wash.

"I'm honored to have the support of Dr. Fuiten. He is truly a man of great faith and conviction," Huckabee said. "I'm proud to have his support, and equally excited about the list of supporters he brings to the table."

"Mike Huckabee is a person of judgment and character who can be relied upon to make strong decisions as President," Dr. Fuiten said. "He represents my values."

The growing list of Washington State faith leaders endorsing Huckabee includes:

• Dr. Joseph B. Fuiten – Pastor, Cedar Park Church

• Jerry Ross – Pro-life Catholic Congress

• Dr. Jan Hettinga – Pastor, Northshore Baptist Church

• Dr. Steve Hammond – former King County Council Member

• Pastor Wayne Taylor – Calvary Fellowship, Seattle

• Danille Turissini – Statewide Grassroots Consultant

• Dave Turissini – General Manager, Jefferson Transit

• Senator Dan Swecker – Washington State Legislature

• Debby Swecker, Citizen

• Pastor Eric Bahme – Portland Eastside Foursquare Church

• Scott M. Youngren – Regional Executive Director, TLC Greater Seattle & ClearVision

• Dave Griffin – Citizen

• Mike Stall – Citizen

• Phil Baxter – Citizen

• Nola Baxter – Citizen

• Professor Gary Gillespie – Northwest University

• Professor Teresa Gillespie – Northwest University

• Josephine Wentzel – Political Consultant

• Scott Brannan – Director, Christian Homeschool Network

• DiAnna Brannan – Director, Christian Homeschool Network

• John Kerlie – Christian Hot Spot, Film Critic

• Bob Higley – Legislative Lobbyist and Founder of Washington Evangelicals for Responsible Government

• Arne Walker –General Manager, Cost Plus Prescriptions Inc., Member, Board of Directors, Family Policy Institute of Washington

• Rev. Dan Secrist – Faith Assembly, Lacey

• Ron Boehme Director – Youth with a Mission

• Senior Pastor Hoong Park – Lakewood Mission Korean Baptist Church

• Jeff Lancaster – Embryo Adoption

• Maria Lancaster – Embryo Adoption

• Millie Rice – National Committeewoman Washington Republican National Hispanic Assembly

Mike Huckabee, Press Release - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee Receives Strong Show of Support From Washington State Faith Leaders Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/292951

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