This is an amazing opportunity for every Utahan. I love, support, stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution as our rule of law. This is your chance to strengthen your educational foundation as an American citizen. An educated and literate society cannot be overthrown...think about that for a moment, and then come meet Mike Lee.
I've created a flyer announcing "An Evening with the U.S. Constitution and Mike Lee" for those willing to hand out to their friends, family and neighbors. If you are interested in receiving one, please feel free to email me and I'll send it right back to you.
Mike’s formal bio:
Mike has a great love of the Constitution, which he holds dear and wants desperately to preserve. The Constitution - including everything from the Due Process Clause to the Presentment Clause - was discussed around the Lee family's dinner table, almost in the same way many families talk about the weather, school, or the day's events. As a result, at a very young age Mike acquired a great love and admiration for the Constitution and for the principles found therein.
After graduating from Law School in 1997, he served as a law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. He then clerked for then-Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr., who was serving at that time on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court. From there he went into private practice, joining the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley & Austin, where he specialized in appellate and Supreme Court litigation. Several years later, Mike returned to Utah after being invited to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Salt Lake City, preparing briefs and arguing cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He served as Governor Huntsman's General Counsel from January 2005 until June 2006, when he returned to Washington to serve a one-year clerkship at the U.S. Supreme Court with Justice Alito.
Mike returned to Utah (and to private practice) in the summer of 2007, joining the Salt Lake office of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Howrey LLP. Mike has earned a reputation as a truly outstanding lawyer based on his sound judgment, unsurpassed writing and courtroom advocacy skills, and thorough understanding of the Constitution (and of federal law generally).
Mike has a strong desire to bring about fundamental change in the way the federal government operates. In particular, he supports efforts to:
1. Secure passage and ratification of a constitutional amendment requiring Congress to operate on a balanced budget
2. Secure passage and ratification of a constitutional amendment imposing term limits on U.S. Senators and Representatives
3. Rein in entitlement spending
4. Reform campaign finance laws, many of which restrict core political speech in violation of the First Amendment and - while cleverly presented to the public as ethics-reform laws - are principally designed to give incumbent Senators and Representatives an unfair advantage over challengers
Mike, his wife Sharon, and their three children live in Alpine.
To learn a little more about Mike:
I hope to see you all there. Mike Lee has formally announced his bid for Bob Bennett’s U.S. Senate seat. He is actively campaigning around the state, but has graciously agreed to come and speak to us about that document he loves so much.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
An Evening with the U.S. Constitution and Mike Lee
Noah Webster Academy
205 East 400 South
Candace E. Salima