Representative Eric Cantor
Randolph-Macon College will host U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric
Cantor on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in Blackwell
Auditorium, R-MC’s Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public
with a required general admission ticket for each attendee.
Here is the link to reserve
general admission tickets for An Evening with Congressman Eric Cantor.
Representative Eric Cantor
Eric Cantor has represented Virginia’s 7th District since 2001. In the wake of the
2010 midterm elections, he was elected by his colleagues in the House to serve as
the Majority Leader for the 112th Congress.
Cantor has earned a reputation as a strategic thinker and results-oriented conservative.
The Weekly Standard featured him as an emerging leader among a group of "Young Guns
of the House GOP." Congressional Quarterly has described him as "the GOP's communicator,
rainmaker and consensus builder."
A former small businessman, Cantor has emerged as a leading conservative voice on
the economy and job creation. His commentary is often featured in publications focusing
on issues including economic matters, health care, foreign policy and defense. In
2010, he co-authored the New York Times best-selling book, Young Guns: A New Generation
of Conservative Leaders (Threshold Editions, September 2010) with fellow Republican
congressmen Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) and Kevin McCarthy (California).
In Congress, Cantor worked to lower taxes, eliminate excessive regulation, strengthen
small businesses, and encourage entrepreneurship. He was the chief sponsor of a
2006 bill to permanently slash individual income tax rates for capital gains and
dividends and authored the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, which became
law in 2006.
As Minority Whip, Cantor assembled a highly effective and energetic Republican whip
team that served as the nerve center of the Republican Conference. Prior to the
introduction of the stimulus vote, Cantor was tapped to head up the Republican Economic
Solutions Group that produced the Republican alternative economic plan. In December
2009, the group offered President Obama a no-cost jobs plan.
Cantor, a lifelong resident of the Richmond area, got his start in politics as a
driver for his predecessor Congressman Tom Bliley. He earned his law degree from
The College of William and Mary and his master's degree from Columbia University
in New York. Cantor and his wife Diana have three children.
Legislative Leaders Series
Randolph-Macon College launched the Legislative Leaders Series as part of its mission
to develop the minds and character of our students. The college is committed to
inviting leaders of varied perspectives on campus to share their views on important
current events. The inaugural speaker for this series was former Virginia Governor
and current Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine.
For more information or for Media interested in covering this event, contact Anne Marie Lauranzon at (804) 752-7317, firstname.lastname@example.org.