Republican Committee Hosts Dinner With Big Name Lineup

Anita Campbell
County Reporter
A crowd of almost 100 Republicans enjoyed the annual Lincoln Days celebration at the Community Building on Saturday night.
U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler was the featured speaker for the annual fund raiser. Vicky Hartzler represents the people of Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District, which is comprised of 24 counties in West Central Missouri.
Vicky is a wife, mother, life-long farmer, small business owner and a former public school teacher with a passion for life and for serving God and others.  She grew up on a farm in Cass County, graduated from Archie High School, and then received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Missouri.  She later earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Central Missouri.
She taught family and consumer sciences for 11 years in Lebanon and Belton, MO, coaching track for six years while at Belton and serving as co-director of a program for at-risk teens in addition to her regular teaching responsibilities.  
Vicky began her public service in 1994 when she successfully ran for State Representative in the Missouri General Assembly. She served six years in the state house, representing parts of Cass and Johnson Counties.
She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 and serves on the House Armed Services and Agriculture Committees. On the House Armed Services Committee, she chairs the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and is a member of the Seapower and Projection Forces and the Readiness Subcommittees. On the House Agriculture Committee, she serves on the Nutrition and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittees.  She also chairs the House Values Action Team. An advocate for traditional Missouri values, strong national defense, and sound fiscal discipline, Vicky has used her position in Congress to advance these principles and fight for the interests of her constituents in the Fourth district.    
Vicky, her husband Lowell, and their daughter, Tiffany, reside on a working farm near Harrisonville in Cass County.
Vicky spoke to the Benton County Republicans about the positive things coming out of Washington instead of all the negative coverage that has recently been in the limelight.
Benton County Treasurer Rick Renno served as the MC of the evening along with his helper Benton County Assessor Rodger Reedy.  Together they auctioned off several items to help Republicans running for office.
 State Senator Sandy Crawford was also in attendance at the event as well Representative Warren Love and several candidates running for office.