Steve LaTourette to speak April 22

Steve LaTourette, a former member of Congress from Ohio who currently is a lobbyist, will speak at the Akron Press Club lunch on Tuesday, April 22. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. and the program will follow. There will be the opportunity for questions.

This event is co-sponsored with The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.

LaTourette is president of McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies, a Washington-based subsidiary of McDonald Hopkins LLC that “provides strategic counsel at the federal government level,” according to its website. He also is president of the Republican Main Street Partnership, which is “dedicated to supporting a pragmatic, fiscally conservative ‘governing majority’ where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans,” according to its website.

He served 18 years in Congress representing the 14th and 19th districts in Northeast Ohio until he retired in 2012. He served on the Financial Services Committee and three subcommittees: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Interior, Environment and Related Agencies; and Legislative Branch. He served 14 years on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

LaTourette is a former Lake County prosecutor. He has a Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history form the University of Michigan.



Speaker: Steve LaTourette.

Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 22. Program follows.

Place: Quaker Square Inn Ballroom C, 135 South Broadway (free parking behind the building).

Cost: $15 for Press Club members, $20 for non-members.

Reservations requested: Call 330-564-4213, email or go to

Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, April 18.



The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events.