Leo Johnson, Hero of FRC Shooting, to Receive Award at Values Voter Summit

Sep 13, 2012, 14:58 ET from Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council's office facilities manager Leo Johnson will be honored at the Family Research Council Action's (FRC Action) 2012 Values Voter Summit (VVS), held this weekend from September 14-16 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. He will receive an award on-stage on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. Eastern to honor his heroic actions in August when a gunman attacked Family Research Council's headquarters.  Investigating agents have said that his actions saved many lives.

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The annual Values Voter Summit, which is expected to draw more than 2,000 grassroots activists from across the country, will have a speaker line-up that includes Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA), Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, Lt. Col. Oliver North (USMC, Ret.), actor Kirk Cameron and radio host Dennis Prager among many others.

WHO: Leo Johnson, Facilities Manager, Family Research Council

WHAT: Receiving an award for his heroic actions at the Family Research Council on August 15

WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., NW, Washington, DC 20008

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday, September 14

The 2012 Values Voter Summit is cosponsored by AFA Action, American Values, The Heritage Foundation, Liberty University, Liberty Counsel and Family Research Council. An exhibit hall, book signings, breakout sessions, a job fair and much more will be packed into this three-day conference. On Saturday evening Family Research Council will award Leadership Institute Founder and President Morton Blackwell with its 2012 Vision and Leadership Award.

For more information on the event and a preliminary schedule, please go to www.valuesvotersummit.org.

SOURCE Family Research Council