J. Kenneth Blackwell has a distinguished record of achievement as a finance executive, entrepreneur, diplomat, educator, and independent corporate director. He was elected in 1994 as Ohio’s Treasurer of State and subsequently twice as Secretary of State. Mr. Blackwell served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He is a Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council and the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow for Public Policy at the Buckeye Institute in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Blackwell is a columnist for the New York Sun, a contributing editor and columnist for Townhall.com, and a public affairs commentator for the Salem Radio Network.