Jefferson City, Mo – The Missouri Republican Party announced Monday, former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will address the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference.

“Midwest Republicans are honored to welcome former Governor Haley Barbour,” said Ed Martin, MRP Chairman. ”A lieutenant in the Reagan revolution who worked his way up the ranks, Governor Barbour has most recently served as governor of Mississippi where he made government smaller and more efficient and successfully took on personal injury lawyers by leading on tort reform.”

Haley Barbour began his political career in 1968, working for Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign and in 1976 he ran Gerald Ford’s fall campaign in the Southeast. He later served as Political Director in the Reagan White House and worked on the George H.W. Bush campaign. In 1987, he co-founded the government affairs firm that later became BGR Group.

Barbour was chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1994 when the GOP won control of both the House and Senate for the first time since 1954. In 2003, Haley Barbour won election as Governor of Mississippi and was named chair of the Republican Governors Association.

MRLC will be held from September 13-15, at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. MRLC will offer Midwestern Republicans the opportunity to hear and learn from leaders from both the Midwest region and surrounding areas. Please visit for more information.