Thursday, October 21, 2010

Video: Elections have consequences--On November 2, VOTE!

Video by benhoweblog: A look back at four years of Democratic majority...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for Presiding Commissioner--Harold Hoflander

Harold Hoflander
“A proven business leader to move our county forward”

Harold Hoflander, a resident of Lafayette County for nearly thirty years, is the Republican candidate for the open seat of Lafayette County Presiding Commissioner.

Lafayette County is changing daily as its close proximity to Kansas City brings new and challenging issues to our doorstep each year.

Currently, we are facing difficult financial times at every level of government. Going forward, we need a county presiding commissioner who can help us navigate what could be trying economic situations ahead.

Hoflander brings to the job a wealth of business know-how and leadership experience that is vital to the successful management of a county the size of ours.

We need a Presiding Commissioner who has rock-solid analytical skills, both financial and operational, with a strong and working understanding at an economic and financial level.

Harold Hoflander is a good fit for the job of Presiding Commissioner, and we hope you will join the Central Committee in working hard to elect him to this position.

Hoflander has owned and operated the Ford dealership in Higginsville since 1982. He is active in numerous community, civic, and service organizations including serving for many years as a board member of the Higginsville Development Board and the Higginsville Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past-president and current board member of Main Street Higginsville, Inc., a non-profit economic development organization. Hoflander is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Higginsville Rotary Club and a member of Salem United Church of Christ. Hoflander is also a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau and continues to operate his family farm, a Missouri Century Farm, in Cooper County. He also farms a small acreage in Lafayette County.

Meet Our Lafayette County Candidate for Associate Circuit Judge--John Frerking


Candidate, unopposed, for Associate Circuit Judge, Division II

The Honorable Judge Frerking began his judicial career on Jan. 1, 1987, and has served six terms.

He holds a Juris Doctorate from the UMKC School of Law and a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg. Frerking is a graduate of Santa Fe High School in Alma and a United States Army veteran as well as a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Higginville, Higginsville Rotary, and the American Legion. Prior to serving as Associate Circuit Judge, Frerking was a trust officer for First National Bank of Kansas City and was in private law practice with the firm of Green & Frerking in Higginsville. He and his wife, Valerie, have two children, Chris and Matt.

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for Auditor--Cherie Mason

Cherie Mason is the unopposed candidate for the Office of Auditor

In 1991, Cherie began working for Lafayette County as a Deputy Auditor in the Auditor’s office. She was first elected as Lafayette County Auditor in 1994 and began serving the citizens of the county with her first term in 1995. Cherie is currently running for her 5th term as Lafayette County Auditor. Cherie currently serves as President of the Missouri Association of County Auditors and in June will become President of Alpha Epsilon Beta Sorority in Lexington. She is Co-Chair of the Lafayette County Courthouse team that helps raise funds for the Lafayette County Relay for Life Cancer Walk. She is also a member of the First Baptist Church of Lexington. She & her husband Dean, who works for ATK-Lake City, lives in Lexington. They have four children, Jeremy, Travis, Chad & Melissa. They also have five grandchildren, Shawn, Dylan, Ayden, Avery, & Spencer.

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for Recorder of Deeds--Patsy Olvera

Patsy Olvera is the unopposed candidate for Lafayette County Recorder of Deeds.

She is running for her 7th term. Patsy has worked in the Recorders office for over 30 years. She started as a Deputy Recorder before becoming the Recorder of Deeds. She was elected for her first term as Recorder of Deeds in November, 1982. Patsy is from Lexington and she and her husband, Johnie have 2 daughters, Traci Olvera Peterson and Staci Olvera Schorgl. They have one granddaughter, Taylor.

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for County Clerk--Linda Niendick

Linda Niendick is the unopposed candidate for the Office of County Clerk.

Linda has served the citizens of Lafayette County for the last 12 years. She lives on a farm near Wellington with husband, Neal, and son Benjamin. They also have two grown daughters, Courtney and Abbey. She is seeking re-election as County Clerk of Lafayette County.

Meet Our Lafayette Co. Candidate for Circuit Clerk--Deana Aversman

Deana Aversman is the unopposed candidate for the Office of Circuit Clerk.

She is seeking re-election to a fifth term as Circuit Clerk of Lafayette County with twenty-seven (27) years of experience. Deana is married to Dale Aversman and resides north of Corder. They have two daughters, Michelle and Lauren, both students at UMKC. She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Santa Fe R-10 Scholarship Foundation and Federated Republican Women's Club. She is also a member of the Missouri Circuit Clerk's Association, Civil Functional Fit Team with OSCA, serving second 3-year term on Court Clerk Education Committee by Supreme Court Appointment as well as various other committees dedicated to clerk education and training, records preservation and improvement to court automation and customer service.

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Real Missouri Voices Call for Change"--A new video just released

Reading from MoGOP:
Fourth district voters are realizing that Congressman Skelton no longer represents their beliefs. Skelton's support of Nancy Pelosi's job-killing energy taxes, the failed stimulus, and too much spending and debt puts him far outside the mainstream of west-central Missouri. Now, across the district, people are reevaluating their past support for Ike Skelton and coming to the same conclusion: after 34 years in Washington, it's time for a change

To view the full screen version of this YouTube video--click here.