SEAVIEW - Veteran talk radio host Mike Siegel will be speaking at the annual Pacific County Republican Picnic in Seaview on Saturday, July 28.

Siegel is best known for hosting Coast to Coast AM. He held his own syndicated radio show and has worked for more than 30 years in New York, Boston, Miami, Seattle and nationally. In 1999 he was recognized by Talker magazine as one of the 100 most important talk hosts in America. Additionally, Siegel has made numerous appearances on television talk programs including "Oprah", "The O'Reilly Factor," "Politically Incorrect," "Geraldo" and "Fox News Sunday."

By his own account, "I am a big-mouth lawyer, a liberal-turned-conservative, advocate of business, a bit of a healthnut and good momma's boy from Brooklyn." From a working-class home, Siegel was the first to attend college. He holds a Ph.D. in rhetoric and communications theory with a dissertation focused on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. He taught at high school and college level before moving from the world of intellectual theory to actual practice. After joining the radio world, he continued his education and graduated with a juris doctorate. He passed the bar exam in New York, Massachusetts, Florida and Washington, D.C.

"What most people don't know about Mike is that he volunteers for many charity groups, has dedicated his life to higher education as a student and teacher, and is the managing partner for a development group that emphasizes environmental sustainability and protecting our natural resources. We are very excited to show him the beauty of Pacific County and honored to have him speak." said Nan Malin, chair of Pacific County Republican Party. "Mike brings a down to earth tell-it-like-it-is message. He will have something to say about the state of our Republican party and what we need to do to increase its influence and win elections." Siegel is also expected to talk about the present policies of our state and their effect on the state's economy.

The free event will be held at the Malin residence in Seaview. Malin says, "It is open to the public and especially all Republicans. It isn't often you get to relax with fellow conservatives, enjoy the beauty of the area, great food and a fantastic speaker." You are requested to bring a lawn chair and a side salad or dessert to compliment the mixed grill of oysters, ribs, hamburgers, chicken and fish. The food and fun begins at 1 p.m. with the program at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 642-2444 or 642-0759

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