The Case for Conservatism

The Case for Conservatism

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Sutherland Institute’s 2019 Congressional Series: Join Senator Mitt Romney in discussing the case for conservatism. Following Romney’s remarks, NFL star Burgess Owens will participate in a Q&A session with Sutherland Institute President Rick B. Larsen.

Senator Mitt Romney was elected in 2018. He serves on the Foreign Relations, Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Homeland Security & Government Affairs, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship committees.

In 2012, Romney was the Republican nominee for president. He was also a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination and served as the governor of Massachusetts from 2003 through 2007.

Prior to his time as governor, he led the 2002 Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics and, with a team of volunteers and managers, helped turn the struggling Games into a Utah success story.

Before entering public service, Romney led a successful business career. He was the co-founder of Bain Capital, a leading investment company, and the turnaround CEO of Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm. Romney served on the board of directors of Marriott International and as chairman of the Solamere Capital Executive Partner Group.

“In an era of ballooning deficits; social, racial and economic divisions; and isolationist tendencies, socialism isn’t the solution. Conservatives need to promote a governing vision that reaffirms our core principles and resonates with younger Americans who will ultimately shape the future of our country.” –Senator Mitt Romney

In addition to his public and private sector experience, Romney has served with several charities and in volunteer positions in his church and community. He currently works with CharityVision in Salt Lake City and the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases in Boston. Romney earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his JD/MBA from Harvard University.

He is the proud husband to Ann Romney, father to five sons, and grandfather to 24 grandchildren.

Q&A with Burgess Owens

Burgess Owens knows about success. From All-American honors at the University of Miami, to thriving businesses, to six wonderful children, and even a Super Bowl victory with the Oakland Raiders, he understands the journey. Burgess travels throughout the country speaking of the principles that underlie the foundation of our American way of life. From a historical perspective he speaks of the values espoused by our country’s Founders through such documents as the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. His life has been dedicated not only to achieving his best on the field of competition, in the boardroom, and by serving in his community and church, but by helping others find their way to success and the joy that ensues.