WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will address the American Bakers PAC dinner on April 16 as part of the American Bakers Association’s annual convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“American Bakers PAC is honored and thrilled to have Mike Huckabee address American Bakers PAC Members during the 2012 A.B.A. Convention,” said Steve Avera of Flowers Foods, chairman of the American Bakers PAC. “Governor Huckabee is a dynamic speaker who will share his thoughts on the upcoming presidential elections and his outlook and vision for America.”

Mr. Huckabee is the host of the weekend television show “Huckabee” on the FOX News Channel. He also is heard three times daily across the nation on “The Huckabee Report,” a syndicated radio show carried by 600 stations on the Citadel Media Network

Before his campaign for the Republican nomination for president in 2008, Mr. Huckabee served from 1996-2007 as the 44th governor of Arkansas and was recognized nationally for his principled leadership, having been honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his numerous accomplishments. While governor, he led by example efforts to reduce the impact of obesity on the state’s health care system.

“We are very excited to bring such a well-respected and charismatic American to Scottsdale for this year’s American Bakers PAC dinner,” said Kelly Knowles, A.B.A. PAC director. “A limited number of high-dollar donors will also be able to meet personally with Governor Huckabee during a private roundtable discussion. Funds raised will allow American Bakers PAC to support candidates who support bakers in the 2012 election.”

The American Bakers PAC dinner is a ticketed event on April 16, during the A.B.A. Convention. Invitations and ticket order forms were mailed to authorized A.B.A. members on Jan. 30. To learn more about the PAC dinner and A.B.A.’s political activities, please contact Ms. Knowles, the A.B.A. director of political affairs, at 202-789-0300 or via e-mail at kknowles@americanbakers.org.