NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2015) – Senator Mark Green, MD has been announced as a featured speaker at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) to be held in Oklahoma City, OK from May 21-23 that will feature GOP presidential hopefuls and national leaders.
“The hunger for innovative policy based on conservative principles is exciting,” noted TN Senator Mark Green, the Vice Chairman of the TN Senate Committee on Commerce. “To receive the invitation to participate in an event such as this, in a presidential election cycle is a tremendous honor.”
The 2015 SRLC will bring national Republican leaders, GOP presidential candidates, and other thought leaders together for speeches, panels, and a straw poll that is an early snapshot of the most intense Republican voters. Senator Green will join three other state “Emerging Leaders” as deemed by GOPAC, the conservative think tank, hosting a panel on Friday’s agenda of the three-day conference.
“Senator Mark Green’s experience managing an emergency department staffing company has given him valuable insights on how state governments can improve health care,” observed GOPAC Chairman David Avella. “He is getting a lot of attention for his idea to establish health care credits via a debit card to place the decision-making back in the hands of the consumer.”
The Southern Republican Leadership Conference is a quadrennial event that rotates among “southern” states that hosts presidential candidates among national thought leaders. The confirmed presidential hopefuls for the 2015 SRLC are:
- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
- Florida US Senator Marco Rubio
- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
- Former Texas Governor Rick Perry
- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
- Texas US Senator Ted Cruz
- Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
- Dr. Ben Carson, retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon
With up to 2,000 participants in the conservative event, the nation’s largest regional presidential straw poll will be conducted with a packed agenda revolving around business policy which influences the energy, health, and manufacturing sectors.
“Good policy does make good politics,” commented Green. “Dialogue with other state and national leaders enables us to distill best practices into a format that yields more than just empty rhetoric and campaign promises; it allows us to move from ideology to practical solutions.”