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Storming the (Alabama) state house - Alumni Profiles
December 2012 Issue
When Mike Hubbard was a young boy growing up in Hartwell, his class went on a field trip to the local radio station. It made such an impression on the then-13-year-old that he went back and asked for a job. Next thing he knew he was on the air. “I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” Hubbard (ABJ ’84) says. Now speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, Hubbard made a career behind—and later in front of—the camera. President of Auburn Network Inc. in Auburn, Ala., Hubbard oversees radio stations, a magazine, an audio production company and a media consulting business. And he’s considering a run for Alabama governor in 2018. “It’s challenging; I’m very competitive,” he says of his political career. “It also provides a lot of opportunity to do a lot of good.” As a Georgia student, Hubbard didn’t anticipate the role he would eventually play in Alabama politics. He entered UGA the same year as running back …
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