Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots will speak at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 3-4, 2014 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania. The Tea Party Patriots are the nation’s largest tea party organization with more than 3,500 locally affiliated groups.
The 2014 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature a special guest appearance by Michael Reagan, eldest son of former President Ronald Reagan. Jonah Goldberg, on-line editor of National Review/Fox News commentator will be the featured speaker at the conference’s annual dinner on Friday, April 3rd. The premier conservative event in the Keystone State each year, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the largest and longest-running such state-level event in the nation.
Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks. The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include workshop sessions, panel presentations, and an exhibit hall featuring over 40 conservative organizations from across the state. Panel and workshop topics will be announced later this month.
Jenny Beth Martin was named #15 in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Leaders in 2010 and co-authored the book Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution. She lives with her husband and twins in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to her role as co-found of the Tea Party Patriots, Jenny Beth was graduated from Reinhardt College in Waleska, GA, in June of 1990 and later received her BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia. She is married to Lee Martin and they have 9 year old boy girl twins.
Following here graduation from UGA in 1992, Jenny Beth had a successful career as a computer programmer and senior information technology manager with Mead and The Home Depot. In 2001 she left that career to work on building a family.
With the help of fertility treatments Jenny Beth and Lee were finally able to conceive twins in 2002. March in 2003 their son and daughter were born. Jenny Beth continues to spend the bulk of her time raising their children.
Since the death of her grandmother to breast cancer in 1998, Jenny Beth has made charities which focus on the detection and treatment of the disease a high priority. She participated in the “Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day” which raises money for increasing breast cancer early detection programs for impoverished women.
Through “Hands-On-Atlanta” she served as a tutor for inner-city pre-teen girls at a middle school off of Bankhead Highway in Atlanta. She also served as a Bible Study and Sunday School teacher in the Methodist Church.
Jenny Beth, in her role as one of the National Coordinators of the Tea Party Patriots, the National Tea party movement, and the Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party, promotes the ideas of fiscally responsible government, constitutionally limited government and free markets.