Mock Convention is thrilled to announce three more distinguished speakers to round out our Convention Weekend slate.

Robert Ehrlich, Jr. is coming to Washington and Lee with an impressive and distinguished list of accomplishments.  In 2002, he was elected as Maryland’s first Republican Governor in 36 years.  Governor Ehrlich not only improved Maryland’s fiscal condition by turning a $4 billion inherited debt into $2.3 billion in surpluses, but he also helped to created 100,000 new private sector jobs, enacted policies that placed Maryland as a national leader in education biotechnology, and healthcare, and enabled more than 7,000 students to attend 30 new public charter schools.  He received national commendation for empowering individuals with disabilities, earning the “Highest Recognition Award” from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Prior to serving as Governor, Congressman Ehrlich won four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served on the House Majority Whip Team.  He also served in the Maryland House of Delegates.  Currently, Ehrlich is senior counsel in the Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice group at King & Spalding.  He and his wife Kendel have two children and are extremely active in numerous charities, most notably the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Mr. Garland S. Tucker III is the author of Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Shaped America, from Jefferson to Reagan, which was released last year. He is also the author of The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election. In addition to writing his books, Tucker has contributed to other publications including the National Review and The Washington Times. He is the former CEO of Triangle Capital Corporation, and is a former member of the New York Stock Exchange. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

Lila Rose is the Founder and President of Live Action, a new media nonprofit organization that is dedicated to ending abortion.  When she was 15 years old, Rose created this group that utilizes investigative journalism to expose the abortion industry’s threats against vulnerable and defenseless patients.  Live Action hopes their discoveries will inspire the nation to take action to end abortion in the United States.

As President, Rose leads undercover investigations into some of America’s most notorious abortion facilities.  In addition to these investigations, Live Action runs stealth education programs, oversees the largest pro-life social media platform, and hosts Live Action News, a pro-life news site.

Rose is a known international public speaker and is a regular guest on The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and The Laura Ingraham Show.  Her work has been featured on several major news outlets, including CNN, the Washington Post, USA Today and Politico.  Rose has also been recognized among Red Alert’s “30 under 30”, Christianity Today’s “33 under 33” and among National Journal’s “25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35”.