Tuesday, April 24, 2018

County office holders and unopposed incumbents honored at Lafayette County Lincoln Dinner on April 21st in Wellington, Missoruri.

Lafayette County Lincoln Dinner 2018
Honors County Office Holders,
Incumbent Candidates
 and a New Candidate Running
 Unopposed in an Open Seat





Lafayette County Republican office holders and unopposed incumbents were honored at our 2018 Lincoln Dinner on April 21st in Wellington, MO. We were excited and proud to see this large group of fine public servants line up before us at the banquet. We cannot thank them enough for all they do for our county. Congratulations to each of them, and a 'tip of the hat' to those who are running unopposed this year--and that's all Republicans who are up for re-election. Yay team!
Lincoln Dinners are a time to celebrate people like these folks and to thank volunteers. It's a once-a-year time to come together and say thank you to all who help our local Republican candidates succeed. It's also a time to raise money for the local Central Committee, often the only fundraiser of the year. Republicans love our Lincoln Dinners in Missouri. And as Sen. Roy Blunt often says, "The road to the State House begins in the Courthouse!" #allpoliticsislocal
Pictured here: Southern District Commissioner Tracy Dyer; Circuit Clerk Deana Aversman who will be retiring at the end of the year; Kim Mason, candidate for Circuit Clerk and running unopposed in Aversman's open seat; Northern District Commissioner Craig Williams; incumbent Recorder JoAnn Swartz, unopposed; incumbent Judge Kelly Halford Rose, unopposed as Associate Circuit Judge in Division 3; incumbent Judge Russell Kruse, unopposed as Associate Circuit Judge in Division 2; incumbent Presiding Commissioner Harold Hoflander, unopposed; incumbent County Clerk Linda Niendick, unopposed; incumbent Treasurer Jennifer Jellum, unopposed; incumbent Auditor Cherie Mason, unopposed; and incumbent Public Administrator Barb Copenhaver, unopposed.
PHOTO CREDIT: Emily Kolkmeyer Wilson.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Reservation information for Lafayette County Republican 2018 Lincoln Dinner set for April 21st.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS APPRECIATED

Lafayette County Republican 2018 Lincoln Dinner

Saturday, April 21st




Reception: 6 PM meet-and-greet with appetizers and punch.
Dinner: 6:30 PM, catered by Nadler's of Wellington.
Location: Community Christian Center, 710 W. 224 Highway, Wellington, Missouri. 
Direction here.



TO RESERVE TICKETS:

• Please respond by April 19th

• Tickets $30 per person

• Platinum Sponsor (table of 8) $500 and name in program

• Gold Sponsor (4 tickets) $250 and name in program

• Host Sponsor (2 tickets)  $100 and name in program


Make checks payable to: Lafayette County Republican Central Committee
Mail to: Kay Hoflander, PO Box 603, Higginsville, MO 64037

(Email reservations to: kayhoflander1@mac.com) 


Note: For donations over $100, please indicate where you work.  Also, please include your city, state and zip code and your email address. 




FOR CANDIDATES:

• Candidates are invited to speak with firm time guidelines.
• Push pieces welcome on the tables.
• Banners are not allowed on the walls in this event center, however we have stands that we can string the banners between for candidates. Attaching banners with Command strips works in some places in the auditorium as well. We will have volunteers there to help you with this.
•  Vertical banners with their own stands, another option.
• The meet-and-greet prior to dinner is a good opportunity to visit with attendees.

SURROGATES FOR CANDIDATES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK, HOWEVER RELATIVES OF CANDIDATES MAY PRESENT SHORT REMARKS.



David Pearce, Master of Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies: Former State Senator David Pearce, now Senior Policy Coordinator for Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt




Paid for by the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee, 
Heidi Kolkmeyer, Treasurer

Friday, March 30, 2018

Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer featured in MO Times article about the 2018 race for Speaker Pro Tem of the Missouri House of Representatives

Congratulations to Lafayette County's own Glen Kolkmeyer, as he vies for Missouri Speaker Pro Tem. Kolkmeyer serves the 53rd Legislative District. 

(His district includes all of Lafayette County and parts of Johnson and Jackson Counties)





Up Close and Personal with Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer

By The Missouri Times


The race to become the next Speaker Pro Tem in the Missouri House of Representatives features three strong contenders in Reps. Jason Chipman, Glen Kolkmeyer, and John Wiemann. We spoke with each representative about a number of issues to get their thoughts on where Missouri goes next, the issues they foresee, and why they want to serve as the Pro Tem.
Here are the answers from Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer. Click here for link to full story.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: Lafayette County Lincoln Dinner set for Saturday, April 21st. Keynote speaker: Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parson.

Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parson

Lt. Governor Mike Parson to keynote Lafayette County Republicans 2018 Lincoln Dinner on Saturday, April 21st in Wellington, Missouri.


ADVANCE RESERVATIONS APPRECIATED.


Reception: 6 PM meet-and-greet with appetizers and punch.
Dinner: 6:30 PM, catered by Nadler's of Wellington.
Location: Community Christian Center, 710 W. 224 Highway, Wellington, Missouri. 
Directions here.


Candidates invited to speak, according to firm time guidelines. 
SURROGATES FOR CANDIDATES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK, HOWEVER RELATIVES OF CANDIDATES MAY PRESENT SHORT REMARKS.




TO RESERVE TICKETS:

• Please respond by April 16th

• Tickets $30 per person

• Platinum Sponsor (table of 8) $500 and name in program

• Gold Sponsor (4 tickets) $250 and name in program

• Host Sponsor (2 tickets)  $100 and name in program


Make checks payable to: Lafayette County Republican Central Committee
Mail to: Kay Hoflander, PO Box 603, Higginsville, MO 64037

(Email reservations to: kayhoflander1@mac.com) 


Note: For donations over $100, please indicate where you work.  Also, please include your city, state and zip code and your email address. 



Paid for by the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee, 
Heidi Kolkmeyer, Treasurer


Saturday, March 24, 2018

• Mark your calendars for 2018 Republican events•



SAVE THE DATE: Lafayette County Republican Lincoln Dinner will be Saturday, April 21st.  See details and ticket information below.

January

• Saturday, January 27th: FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR. Join us for BBQ and hear from Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer about the new 2018 Legislative Session. Time: 5:30 PM. Location: Dempsey's BBQ, 103 NE 2nd. Street, Concordia, MO. Order from menu. Candidates planning to file for office invited to say a few words.


February

Feb. 2-4 -- MoGOP STATE LINCOLN DAYS
Please register as soon as possible on this site: MO State Lincoln Days Registration. To book a room, please contact the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center directly. A block of rooms is reserved under "The Missouri Republican Party" group. The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center phone: 816-474-4400.


• February 27th: CANDIDATE FILING BEGINS.


March 

 March 27th: CANDIDATE FILING ENDS.


April

Saturday, April 21st--LAFAYETTE COUNTY LINCOLN DINNER 
Watch here for more program details as they become available. 

Candidates invited to speak, according to firm time guidelines. 

Reception: 6 PM meet-and-greet with appetizers and punch.
Dinner: 6:30 PM, catered by Nadler's of Wellington.
Location: Community Christian Center, 710 W. 224 Highway, Wellington, Missouri. 
Directions here.


TO RESERVE TICKETS:

• Please respond by April 16th

• Tickets $30 per person

• Platinum Sponsor (table of 8) $500 and name in program

• Gold Sponsor (4 tickets) $250 and name in program

• Host Sponsor (2 tickets)  $100 and name in program


Make checks payable to: Lafayette County Republican Central Committee
Mail to: Kay Hoflander, PO Box 603, Higginsville, MO 64037


Note: For donations over $100, please indicate where you work.  Also, please include your city, state and zip code and your email address. 



May

• Thursday, May 24: Federated Republican Women of Lafayette County, 7 PM, Lafayette Hall, 10th and Franklin, Lexington, MO. Public invited. Speaker TBA.



June TBD
July TBD
August -- Primary Election is August 7th
September TBD
October TBD
November-- General Election is November 6th.
December TBD



Paid for by the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee, 
Heidi Kolkmeyer, Treasurer