MILWAUKEE – Eric Hovde, a candidate for U.S. Senate, will be the featured guest of the Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon on Friday, April 13, from 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub in downtown Milwaukee at 137 E. Wells Street.
Hovde’s appearance will be the fifth in the series of Newsmaker Luncheons featuring the Wisconsin candidates for U.S. Senate. The series kicked off January 23 with Republican Tommy Thompson.
Hovde was born and raised in Madison and graduated from the University of Wisconsin.
Hovde currently serves as chief executive officer and board member for Hovde Properties LLC, which purchases, develops and manages real estate in Wisconsin. Founded by Eric’s grandfather “Inky” in 1933 as I. Hovde Realty Co., Hovde Properties was later led by Hovde’s father, Don, a prominent real estate developer who served as undersecretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Reagan Administration.
In addition, Hovde is a significant shareholder and board member of ePlus Inc., a value-added reseller of technology products.
Hovde, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, former Congressman Mark Neumann and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald are competing in the Republican primary, which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14. The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Hovde will be interviewed by a panel of professional journalists.
The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by Journal Communications and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Milwaukee Press Club presents the Newsmaker Luncheons to shed light on issues of the day. The public is invited to attend the luncheons. The cost to attend is $15 for MPC members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited. Pre-registration and advance payment is required and may be done online at http://www.milwaukeepressclub.org. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at [email protected] with any questions; or to pay by credit card, call 262-894-2224.
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