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Secretary Betsy DeVos to Receive 2019 Distinguished Christian Statesmanship Award

WASHINGTON, DC– The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship will present its 2019 Distinguished Christian Statesman Award to The Honorable Betsy DeVos, United States Secretary of Education. on Monday, October 28 during a dinner celebration at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.

Twenty-four years ago, the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship inaugurated its Distinguished Christian Statesman Award to recognize those whose commitment to Christ and love for country compels them to stand for truth and righteousness in government.

Since that time, the Center for Christian Statesmanship annually has recognized one outstanding public leader as a Distinguished Christian Statesman. The recipient serves as the benchmark to which other public servants should strive to attain.

Past recipients of the award include: Senator John Ashcroft (1996); Senator Sam Brownback (2000); Representative J.C. Watts (2001); Representative Randy Forbes (2009); Representative Joseph R. Pitts (2012); Governor Mike Huckabee (2013); Senator John Boozman (2014); Senator James Lankford (2015); Governor Matt Bevin (2016); Representative Mark Meadows (2017) and Senator James Inhofe (2018). Vice President Mike Pence was the recipient of the award in 2008 while serving as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives.

About the Center for Christian Statesmanship
The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship was established on Capitol Hill 24 years ago as a Gospel-centered outreach to members of Congress and their staff. Its Center for Christian Leadership is the premier training program for Christian’s seeking opportunities for service in elected office and in the public policy arena based on Judeo-Christian values. Participants will complete the training with a well-grounded Biblical worldview, a sound political philosophy and a solid grasp of the constitutional framework of government. And they will learn how to apply what they have learned in real-world situations. For more information go to: www.statesman.org