Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Save the Dates: September and October Candidate Events and Republican Meetings in Lafayette County, Missouri



SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER CALENDAR:

September 4-6 - Concordia Fall Festival; parade Saturday, Sept. 6

September 11-13 - Waverly Apple Jubilee. parade Saturday, Sept. 13

September 13-20 - Higginsville Country Fair, parade Saturday, Sept. 20

Thursday, September 25th,  Federated Republican Women's meeting, 7 PM, Lafayette Hall, 10th and Franklin, Lexington, Missouri. Public invited. Refreshments.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th
Meet and Greet Reception for Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer (running for re-election in the 53rd Legislative District) and Russell Kruse (candidate for Associate Circuit Judge, Division 2)
Time: from 6 to 8 PM
Location: Baltimore Bend Winery27150 Hwy 24 – Waverly, Missouri
Appetizers and beverages 
Paid for by Lafayette County Republican Central Committee, Heidi Kolkmeyer, treasurer.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th
Enjoy a continental breakfast (pastries, cinnamon rolls, fruit plate, coffee, tea and water) and visit with Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer (running for re-election in the 53rd Legislative District) 
and Russell Kruse (candidate for Associate Circuit Judge, Division 2)
Time: 8 to 10 AM
Location: Topsy's Cafe, 715 S. Main Street, Concordia, Missouri
Paid for by Lafayette County Republican Central Committee, Heidi Kolkmeyer, treasurer.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14th
County Candidate Forum, sponsored by Lafayette County Farm Bureau and Lead 2000 Alumni
Time: TBA
Location: American Legion Hall, Higginsville, Missouri
Open to the public.
Moderated by county media personnel.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 16th --MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 

 

Professor Josh Hawley, a native Missourian who grew up in Lexington, MO.

 

 

Josh Hawley to speak on 'Hobby Lobby' case

that he argued this summer and won before SCOTUS.


SPECIAL PROGRAM:  Professor Josh Hawley of the University of Missouri School of Law will speak on his experiences arguing the recent 'Hobby Lobby' case before the United States Supreme Court.  Click here to read more about the case.

Time: 6:30 to 9 PM
Appetizers and Rustic Italian Wood-Fired Pizza and Soft Drinks.
Cash bar.
Location: Arcadian Moon Winery, Highway 13 and I-70 Junction, Higginsville, Missouri
Open to the public.
Your hosts: Lafayette County Republican Central Committee and Federated Republican Women's Club of Lafayette County, Missouri 
Paid for by Lafayette County Republican Central Committee, Heidi Kolkmeyer, treasurer.




NOTE: Candidates will be guests at other private coffees and gatherings not listed here,  and other countywide events will be announced as they are scheduled.



ELECTION DAY - Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Don't forget to vote!








Monday, August 18, 2014

Getting to know Russell J. Kruse, candidate for Associate Circuit Court, Division 2, in Lafayette County, Missouri



In this post:
• Russell J. Kruse gives a brief overview about why he is running for Lafayette County Associate Circuit Court Judge in Division 2 and what that means to him.
• What are the qualities of a good judge, something every voter should consider when we go to the polls Nov. 4th.


Russell Kruse comments:
"After 28 years of professional service to clients, municipalities, county officials, businesses and clients, I will use my experience and knowledge to dispense justice, tempered with mercy, to those who come to the court. Judges are public servants, and I pledge to take the  job in a servant’s role with dignity and integrity. Although our constitution places this race on a partisan ticket, justice is not for parties, but rather for people, without regard to their politics, personalities, religion, or wealth."   
(To read more about Russ Kruse, his bio and other information, visit his website at http://www.kruseforjudge.com/.)

What are the qualities of a good judge? 
Tip of the hat to 'A Pursuit of Justice' blog that discusses this idea in depth. Read more here: 
http://www.apursuitofjustice.com/the-qualities-of-a-good-judge/

Here are some excerpts about the qualities a good judge possesses:

Judicial Temperament:
This character trait encompasses both the ability to apply the law to the facts and to understand how a judicial decision will affect the human beings appearing before the court.  It is the ability to communicate with counsel, jurors, witnesses and parties calmly and courteously, as well as the willingness to listen to and consider what is said on all sides of a debatable proposition.

Character:

This most important overall quality is a key intangible.  The applicant should be of the best character.  He or she should have a positive reputation in every professional and residential community.  His or her background should be free of references to immorality or indiscretions.  He or she should be free of a history of substance abuse or substance dependence, and free of indications domestic violence, publicly unacceptable conduct and the like.  Candidates should be financially stable.


Other Qualities of a good judge, all important, and in no particular order:


Intelligence
Ethics
Courage
Integrity
Education and Experience
Ability to communicate
Civic and Community Responsibility
Health

Please read, save and share with others who may be interested in learning more about the qualities of a judge as you vote on Tuesday, November 4th.  Remember,  judgeships rarely have open seats, sometimes only once every 20 to 30 years, so it is vitally important to be informed voters in November.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Calendar of Upcoming Events




Meetings and Events 2014

Central Committee and Friends

 and Federated Republican Women's Club

 of Lafayette County





JUNE

Thursday, June 26 --Joint meeting of Central Committee and Friends and Federated Women's Club of Lafayette County at the Belarussian Baker and Restaurant, Higginsville. Two meat-buffet dinner at 6:30 PM with program to follow. No business meeting. Dinner is Dutch Treat and includes two meats, potato, vegetable, salad, coffee or tea, and dessert bar. Wine and beer cash bar. 

RSVP dinner reservation to kayhoflander@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Dinner meeting at the Belarussian Baker and Restaurant, 2010 Shelby, Higginsville, MO.  Facebook: The Belarussian Baker 
 
PROGRAM: Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) to speak on why he opposes Medicaid expansion in Missouri. 

JULY

Thursday, July 10th -- SUMMER PICNIC/BARBECUE -- Republican Central Committee and Federated Republican Women of Lafayette County will be your hosts at LaBella Winery.  Public invited.

TIME: Dinner at 6 p.m. with speaker at 7 p.m. Wine cash bar.
PROGRAM:  "Protecting the Right to Farm" and other agricultural issues by Missouri State Senator Mike Parson, District 28. 

DINNER DETAILS:  The Central Committee will provide meat (barbecue) and buns, potatoes, as well as cake and ice cream.  FRW will provide service and coffee, tea, soft drinks. Please bring one dish for every two people (a vegetable, fruit tray, salad, relishes, etc.).
 
LOCATION: 500 yards off of Hwy FF and Flournoy School Rd. in Wellington, MO
*Many GPS devices may place the location incorrectly. Until this is corrected please remember that they are located as noted above.

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Saturday, July 12th--A Birthday Party for Russell Kruse, Republican candidate for Associate Circuit Judge, Division 2, Lafayette County.  Begins at 6 p.m. at their home, 903 SE 2nd, Concordia, Mo.  YOU ARE INVITED: Birthday picnic with amazing food prepared by Russ's wife Beth (who is, incidentally, known for her delicious fare). Don't bring anything, just come and help us celebrate Russell's birthday.  RSVP to Beth at rjkruse@centurytel.net


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AUGUST

Tuesday, August 19th--Call to Reorganize Lafayette County Central Committee--Tuesday, August 19th 

Time and Location: 7 PM at Lafayette Hall, 116 S. 10th (10th and Franklin), Lexington, MO

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Wednesday, August 20th--Call to Reorganize 53rd Legislative District--Tuesday, August 20th 

Time and Location: 7 PM at Lafayette Hall, 116 S. 10th (10th and Franklin), Lexington, MO
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Thursday, August 21st -- The Central Committee and Friends and the Lafayette County Federated Republican Women will be guests of Glen and Lisa Kolkmeyer.

Time: 7 PM
Location: Home of Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer 
7075 Deerview Drive, Odessa, Mo.



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Saturday, August 23rd -- Call to Reorganize the 21st Senatorial District

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: JB's Steakhouse, 109 S. Folger, Carrollton, Missouri
RSVP dinner reservations: kayhoflander@yahoo.com





 












Call to Reorganize Lafayette County Central Committee --Tuesday, Aug. 19th in Lexington, Missouri

Call to Reorganize Lafayette County Central Committee
Tuesday, Aug. 19th

7 PM at Lafayette Hall, 10th and Franklin, Lexington, MO

NOTE: You may send a proxy, notarized, if you cannot attend. Any true and loyal Republican in the county may carry your proxy. The meeting is open to the public.

Call to Reorganize--County Chair, Kay Hoflander

Official Business:
• Certify committeemen and committeewomen from each of Lafayette County's 8 townships
• Temporary chair conducts election of officers
• Elect officers and fill vacant seats (nominations accepted from the floor)

• Miscellaneous committee business to be discussed


Adjourn


For all related MoGOP regulations, documents and committee handbook, visit http://www.missouri.gop
and click on Your Party.



PROXY FORM







Call to Reorganize 53rd Legislative District— Wednesday, August 20th in Lexington, Missouri

Call to Reorganize 53rd Legislative District
Wednesday, August 20th
7 PM at Lafayette Hall, 10th and Franklin, Lexington, MO

NOTE: You may send a proxy, notarized, if you cannot attend. Any true and loyal Republican in the district may carry your proxy. Meeting is open to the public.

Call to Reorganize—53rd Legislative District Chair, Kay Hoflander

According to State Statute, each Legislative District shall meet on August 20th, 2014, to reorganize and elect officers.

The 53rd Legislative District is composed of all of Lafayette County and its eight townships, two townships from Jackson County (Fort Osage and Sni-A-Bar) and four from Johnson County (Columbus, Grover, Hazel Hill, and Simpson).

Members of the committee will include the committeeman and committeewoman elected on August 5, 2014, from each of the townships/wards that make up the legislative district.

Official Business:
Election of officers
Miscellaneous committee business
Adjourn



For all related MoGOP regulations, documents and committee handbook, visit http://www.missouri.gop
and click on Your Party.


PROXY FORM