Thursday, December 29, 2011

Breaking: Kolkmeyer officially announces for State Representative in Lafayette County

News Release:


Glen Kolkmeyer, a lifelong resident of Wellington, announced today that he will file as a Republican for the newly formed 53rd legislative district. This district is most all of Lafayette County and the northeast corner of Jackson County and the northern portion of Johnson County.

Kolkmeyer will be running in an open seat as State Representative Mike McGhee (Odessa – R) of the current 122nd district, and State Representative Joe Aull (Marshall – D) of the current 26th district are both termed-limited in 2012.

Kolkmeyer commented on his announcement: “As a small business owner I have seen first-hand what government regulation can do to small businesses and farmers. Jobs, jobs and jobs are my first priority. As a business owner I know what it takes to grow a business. We need to help small businesses create jobs and get Missouri back to work. Secondly, I would work to keep the failed financial policies of Washington, D.C. out of Missouri. We have to live within our means at home, and government needs to do the same.”

Kolkmeyer owns and manages Energy Transport Solutions, in Wellington, a family-owned small agri-business operating 12 transports in six Midwest states. In 2007, the Kolkmeyers sold their gasoline and diesel business to MFA Oil Company. In 2008, they sold the Wellington Oil & Gas Co and Tri-County Propane to Amerigas Propane.

Kolkmeyer is the past president of the Missouri Propane Gas Association, Jefferson City, where he currently serves as chairman of the Legislative Committee.

In 2008, Governor Matt Blunt appointed Kolkmeyer to serve on the newly formed Missouri Propane Gas (safety) Commission. Glen served as chairman of the commission for two years and is currently serving on the executive committee.

Kolkmeyer is no stranger to public service devoting more than 39 years to the fire service. He retired as Fire Chief in 2002 after serving for 20 years, from the Wellington - Napoleon Fire Protection District. He is still active today as a board member for the fire district.

Glen and his wife Lisa have two grown children and three grandchildren. They are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa.

Kolkmeyer says he is confident that his years of business experience and public service will benefit the citizens of Lafayette County and the 53rd legislative district and looks forward to running for office.

Filing begins February 28, 2012.

"Redistricting: David Pearce is only Incumbent in new Senate District", from North Missouri Politics

News Release:

- New maps released late this year place Sen. David Pearce as the only incumbent in a new senate district. The area will include Carroll, Chariton, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Saline and Pettis Counties.

The new territory, Senate District #21, will include four counties currently represented by term-limited Sen. Bill Stouffer: Carroll, Chariton, Lafayette and Saline. Sen. Brad Lager currently represents Livingston; Sen. Mike Parson is the current senator for Pettis. The incumbent, Sen. Pearce, currently serves as the senator from Johnson County.

As the chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Sen. Pearce is familiar with the issues facing schools in rural Missouri, including State Fair Community College, Missouri Valley College and the University of Central Missouri. He also serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, helping to craft the state’s more than $20 billion budget, including funding for local schools.

“I visited the new counties within a week of the new maps coming out,” said Pearce. The new area is a lot like the one I already represent – rural, hard-working people living within their means and wanting government to do the same.”

“I have a lot in common with my colleagues that have worked so hard to represent this area in the past,” said Pearce of Stouffer, Lager and Parson. “They have built a reputation of service and leadership in agriculture and other issues that I want to continue in the senate.”

As a student and son of a vocational agriculture teacher, Pearce served as the state’s FFA President. He also served as the executive director of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, as a member of both the Warrensburg Board of Education and the Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council. He currently is a Vice President at First Community Bank in Warrensburg and a member of the Missouri Veterans Commission. He leads the majority caucus in the senate on veteran’s issues.

For more information, visit

Report: "Ready to Return to Missouri's Capital" by Sen. Bill Stouffer

January not only means a new year, but it also means it is time for the next legislative session in Jefferson City.

The Second Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly will begin on Jan. 4, 2012, and end in May. It has only been a couple of months since lawmakers were in the Capitol dealing with tax credits and job creation, as part of the special session. I have no doubt most of the topics of the special session will carry over into January.

I plan to hit the ground running with several measures that have already been prefiled, including:

  • Senate Bill 442, which would establish photo identification requirements for voting. Because of the governor’s veto, the plan to enact this — upon voter approval — was scrapped; however, it will still be on the November 2012 ballot. Senate Bill 442 would ensure the proper steps would be enacted into law, requiring photo IDs to vote, assuming the ballot measure were to win approval.
  • Senate Bill 443, which would make changes to several transportation issues, including drunk driving. The biggest change would be made regarding limited driving privileges for repeat offenders. The federal government ties funding for the states’ roads to complying with these “non-mandate mandates.” Similarly, the feds hope to tie funding to bans on cell phone and texting use for some or all drivers.
  • Senate Bill 444, which would make changes to binding arbitration cases involving MoDOT. This would provide more flexibility on how Missourians can resolve disagreements with the department and put more money on our roads instead of towards lawyers.
  • Senate Bill 481, which would create a tax credit for contributions to care providers for the developmentally disabled, legislation I have filed in previous years. This allows folks that take care of the state’s “kids” to be paid in tax credits instead of cash. Then, they can use the tax credit certificates to leverage more private funding, costing the state nothing.

Another important legislative initiative I am working on would allow rural school districts to establish themselves as a charter school, bringing more control to local communities. The education community has had a mixed reaction to this proposal. However, we do have struggling schools right here in rural Missouri and this option might provide local school boards the opportunity to move forward instead of backward.

These are just a few of the measures I have already filed. For a complete list, go to and click on the sponsored bills link under my legislation tab. A list of all of my previous columns and audio updates are also available online.

As always, I thank you for your continued calls and e-mails to our office. Without you, I would not be able to address the issues that are important to rural Missouri. We take every concern and comment seriously.

I pray we make the right decisions when we return to Jefferson City. It will be another difficult year. With your help, we will be able to make Missouri even better for our children and grandchildren, not only now, but in their future.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Legislative Column by Sen. Bill Stouffer - New Boundaries Have Been Drawn for Both Senate and House Districts

From Missouri State Senator Bill Stouffer, District 21 and Majority Caucus Chairman:

The results of the 2010 Census have become reality, as new boundaries have taken effect for Missouri's 34 Senators and 163 representatives.

Now, Missourians know more about who will be representing them in Jefferson City at the end of 2012.

These newly drawn districts actually will not become reality until individuals are elected to serve those new legislative districts in the November 2012 elections. However, senators serve staggered terms, so those with even-numbered districts will not be up for re-election next cycle.

In the case of the 21st Senatorial District, some shuffling did take place. As this is my final term in the Missouri Senate, we already knew every county in our area would be represented by a new senator in 2013.

To read the full report with maps of both the Senate and House Districts, please click here.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gals with Guns seminar scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, sponsored by KC Metro Republican Women's Club, Lee's Summit

  • Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Location: American Legion Post 189, 820 SE Vista Drive, Lee's Summit, MO

    Attendees will learn:
    --about the 2nd Amendment
    --how to get a concealed carry permit
    --smart pistol buying tips
    --where in KC you can practice shooting

    Feel free to bring a female guest (or two)!

    The KC Metro Republican Women's Club is a group of conservative women who gather monthly to equip, educate and inspire each other to make a difference in their community, KC, Missouri and the nation for their conservative political views and ideas. They work to promote conservative Republican ideas, solutions and candidates in the greater Kansas City area.

    Questions? Contact the group's President, Donna Turk, at 816-524-6723.

    Hand guns will be the focus this meeting, but we'll cover long guns (rifles and shotguns) and related shooting sports at a future meeting.

    Guest speakers:

    Sheila Stokes-Begley
    President of the Western Missouri Shooters Alliance.
    She will present an update on the current state of the 2nd Amendment and the gun ownership legislative landscape in the state of Missouri.

    Eben Fowler
    NRA certified Instructor for the Pistol Discipline.
    Will explain share about pistol courses available in KC and what it takes to get your concealed carry permit in Missouri.

    Cathy from Armsmart
    Missouri Licensed Gun Dealer.
    Will give tips on how to select the right pistol for you and will have some pistols to see, feel, and add to your Christmas list this year.

    Betty from Crossfire
    Indoor Shooting Range Manager.
    Will present information about indoor shooting range options in the greater Kansas City area.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Lafayette County Republican Central Committee and Friends

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rep. Mike McGhee and Glen Kolkmeyer Candidate Golf Scramble - Tuesday, Nov. 15th at Higginsville Country Club

You are invited to the McGhee-Kolkmeyer Candidate Golf Scramble on Tuesday, Nov. 15th at the Higginsville Country Club.

From Rep. Mike McGhee...

Dear Friends:
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to please join us for a golf tournament at the Higginsville Country Club. It will be a time to relax and enjoy one of the last days of the fall golf season. With your support, I can return to Jefferson City as Senator of the 21st District and continue to work for the people of Missouri. Glen Kolkmeyer would like to become your new State Representative and carry on the work of the people of District 122. The tournament will be a four-person scramble and is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15th. Hope to see you there!
Mike McGhee

Registration is at 10:30 a.m. with a hot lunch served at 11. Shot Gun Start at 12 p.m. Awards reception and refreshments following tournament play.

If you would like to sponsor a four-person team or a one person play, please call 816-230-5646.

VIDEO: Rep. Paul Ryan on Saving the American Idea - from The Foundry

Video from The Foundry, The Heritage.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Federated Republican Women of Lafayette County hold annual candidate dinner

A large group of Federated Republican Women, their spouses, guests and candidates enjoyed a carry-in dinner on Oct. 27th at the Napoleon City Hall and Community Center in Napoleon.

Prospective candidates who attended included:

Rep. Mike McGhee, who has announced for Missouri Senate (district TBA after redistricting is decided by a Missouri Appeals Court).
Rep. Bob Nance, who also has announced for Missouri Senate (district TBA after redistricting is decided by a Missouri Appeals Court).
Glen Kolkmeyer, who will be running for the Missouri House of Representatives (district TBA after redistricting is decided by a Missouri Appeals Court).
Rep. Jerry Nolte who has announced for the 5th U.S. Congressional District.
Jason Greene of Raytown who has announced for the 5th U.S. Congressional District.
Rachael Hassani, a representative for U.S. Congressman Todd Akin who is running for U.S. Senate.
Amanda Roller, a representative for Bill Randles who is running for governor.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Learn more about "Missouri Farmers Care" and issues that not only impact farming but our culture and economy as well.

There are more than 108,000 farms in Missouri, and a new blogsite offers issues and answers that face Missouri farmers today.

This is a coalition of farm organizations joined together to counter the Humane Society of the United States.

HSUS is putting together a new ballot initiative called “Your Vote Counts.” Like Prop B, many folks will think this looks like a good idea at first glance.

Missouri Farmers Care is offering a presentation that explains the background of HSUS and their goals to end hunting and farming in the US. It would make an excellent presentation, PARTICULARLY TO GROUPS IN THE SUBURBS AND CITIES, on the real motivation behind this organization and its efforts.

If you are interested in having them make a presentation to your civic, tea party or political organization, please contact them at This presentation is so powerful, you may want to partner with local agriculture organizations or similar groups to help spread the word!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lafayette County Federated Republican Women to hold carry-in "Candidate Dinner' on Oct. 27th

All county, state and national candidates are invited to speak at the FRWC of Lafayette County's annual 'Candidate Dinner'.

The annual Carry-in Candidate Dinner of the FRWC is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27th at the Napoleon City Hall & Community Center, 191 West 2nd Street, Napoleon, Missouri.

Sponsored by: the Lafayette County Federated Republican Women in conjunction with the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee.
Time: 6 PM
Location: Napoleon City Hall & Community Center, 191 West 2nd Street.
Directions: From I-70, take Highway 131 North to Highway 224 in Wellington. Turn west and drive to Napoleon. From U.S. 24, turn on Route D and follow it north to Napoleon.
Second Street is Main Street in Napoleon. The building is next to the fire station and there is a flag flying on the building.

Bring two dishes; service and drinks will be provided. (Candidates do not need to bring anything.) Dinner is open to the public.

For more information: contact the Central Committee on our website -

Sunday, September 18, 2011

National Federation of Republican Women to hold 36th Biennial Convention in Kansas City Sept. 29th-Oct. 2. Follow the link to register; not too late!

NFRW 36th Biennial Convention
Kansas City, Sept. 29th - Oct. 2

The convention is shaping up to be one of the top Republican gatherings of the year and will feature speakers, political and policy workshops, educational seminars, and networking opportunities and events.

Everything you need to make your plans to attend is available on this web site, so check back often and register now!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11 on its 10th anniversary and those whose lives were taken

As we take time to reflect on the 10th Anniversary of a day none of us will ever forget, let us come together to grieve, to remember, to express our gratitude to those who demonstrated what it is to be a hero, and pledge ourselves to live in honor of their bravery.

Post courtesy of Schreiman Orchards of Waverly, Missouri, in eastern Lafayette County.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Doorbell" video illustrates what our country's debt actually means for future generations

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln

Courtesy of Tampa Bay Republican Club

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"The Missouri State Fair is here" by Senator Bill Stouffer, Dist.21, Majority Caucus Chair

The Missouri State Fair Is Here

It is August, meaning one of the biggest events of the year is here. The annual Missouri State Fair is back in Sedalia.

Aug. 11-21 marks the culmination of an active summer for hundreds of folks from rural Missouri. Most of their summer is spent in varying competitions at county fairs, in an effort to make it all the way to the State Fair. Agriculture is at the heart of this annual event.

Missouri has had a state fair since 1901. Regardless of any changes in the past 110 years, one thing has stayed the same at the fair: agriculture. In fact, it was a group of livestock breeders who got the ball rolling to start a fair in the late 1800s. This led to legislation in the Missouri General Assembly in 1899. After that, the State Board of Agriculture toured the six locations that were finalists for the permanent location of the Missouri State Fair: Centralia, Chillicothe, Marshall, Mexico, Moberly and Sedalia. The site was chosen based on proximity to the Missouri River and railroads. Plus, land was donated to the state specifically for this purpose.

Among the highlights this year will be the Rural Lifestyles Showcase. This is an opportunity for folks to learn about rural Missouri and to incorporate rural living into their everyday lives. This will include demonstrations by 4-H and FFA, “Celebrate Missouri Gardens,” Family Living and the farm toy show.

There are other events at the fair, including days set aside for different groups: “Military Appreciation Day,” set for Aug. 14; “Farm Family Day” on the 15th; and “Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive Tuesday,” which will be Aug. 16. Plus, there will be numerous shows on the grandstand.

I am looking forward to the fair, and the weather looks to be cooler than what we have seen not only in past years, but just the past month here in Missouri. I look forward to seeing you and your family in Sedalia Aug. 11-21 for the Missouri State Fair. If you would like more information about the fair, long on to or call 800-422-FAIR (3247).

Friday, July 22, 2011

"Why the Flood of 2011 is Different Than Floods of the Past" - by Sen. Bill Stouffer, representing Missouri's District 21

A report from Senator Bill Stouffer on the Flood of 2011
and why it is different than floods of the past

As I write, the floods affecting so much of our area is heavy on my mind. Unlike in 1993, we are not piling sandbags in the rain. Today’s floods are the direct side effect of government gone wild.

Today, boils and seep water have already ruined thousands of acres of crops. And tired levees, not built to withstand weeks of the Big Muddy’s current volume, are at a daily risk of giving way.

Unlike most “natural disasters,” this one could have been avoided. That reality makes this a tougher pill to swallow on neighbors who have homes and livelihoods threatened by the water. Soon, local residents may boat their way alongside the tops of electric poles to find their century farm, while bureaucrats continue to put fish and birds over the needs of everyday Missourians.

The 2011 flood started in late May, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they would begin dumping thousands of gallons of water every day at Gavins Point Dam, along the Nebraska-South Dakota border.

On June 1, the Corps was releasing 80,000 cubic feet of water per second. By June 15, the amount nearly doubled to approximately 150,000 cubic feet per second. In addition, the 150,000 cubic feet per second release will continue through August.

There are 7.48 gallons in every cubic foot of water. For a visual, consider the water towers in the local communities of Atlanta, Slater, Waverly, Norborne and Lawson. All that water storage is near the amount the Corps will purposefully release into the river EACH second. Hopefully, by then, the threat will have passed, but the damage will already be done.

Corps officials blamed this year’s flood on the excessive rainfall between May and June, farther upstream. Why the water was not released earlier from these dams is beyond me. And, if cold weather and ice are to blame, appropriate measures should be taken now to invest in proper plans and technology to avoid this from ever happening again.

While many Missourians have been leery about reviewing the way the river is managed, it does not seem it could get much worse. The current management plan that the Corps has in place is also a culprit. Every year, we talk about the spring rise and every year, and there is a clash of ideas between the Corps and just about everybody else.

It is important to note, the federal government is spending $73 million on wildlife restoration, but only $6 million on operations and maintenance of the Missouri River. I do not mind taking care of God’s creation, but putting humans last is no way to operate.

This year’s flooding puts the spotlight on the Corps once again, and a lot more folks are listening than ever before. I am sure a solution will be reached, but it is sad that it will take another prolonged, man-made flood to get something done.

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 21st picnic moved from Wellington Park to Biffle's Barbecue in Concordia due to excessive heat. Program: 2012 candidates, Pachyderm Club info.

Lafayette County Republicans Meeting Moved to Biffle's Barbecue, Concordia -- Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 PM! Hope to see you then.

Dear Friends:

Due to concerns about the heat being too dangerous for many, we are moving our picnic location inside.

Instead of meeting at the park in Wellington, we will meet for barbecue at Biffle's Smokehouse in Concordia, at 6:30 PM. Please use this link for more information and directions:

We will be in the meeting room at the back of the building, and we will order and pay for our dinners individually at the counter.

Thank you for your understanding about this change as several folks expressed their concerns about the heat, and we agree.

Looking forward to seeing you then. We have some candidates coming as well as speakers about forming a Lafayette County Pachyderm Club.

It will be great to see each other again and get ready for 2012, perhaps the most important election year of our lifetimes.

With warm regards, (but gosh, we hate to even use the word "warm")

Lafayette County Republican Central Committee

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Mark your calendars now for a summer picnic on Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Wellington Park in the shelter house by the ballpark, Wellington, MO.

Directions: At Odessa on I-70, take Hwy. 131 north to Hwy. 224 in downtown Wellington. Turn west on 224. The park will be located on the north side of the road just past the church which is on the south.

Bring lawn chairs and two dishes of your choice.

The Central Committee will provide service, hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, ice tea and bottled water.

Informational Program on Pachyderm Clubs and Tea Party events in Missouri.

Sponsored by the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee and the Federated Republican Women's Club of Lafayette County.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

How to find Tea Party groups in Missouri

If you are interested in joining a Tea Party group or attending events, here is a guide to groups throughout the State of Missouri. Click here.

For Tea Party Blogs, click here.

Featured reading list: click here.

Tea Party Government Accountability Project Groups (GAP Groups): click here.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Visit Missouri Senate website for bill tracking, hearings, calendar, live debate & more...

Follow the 2011 Legislative Session on the Missouri Senate website that features live debate, hearings calendar information, bill tracking and more.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Republican Women to meet Thursday, April 28th in Lexington

2011 Calendar

Federated Republican Women's Club of Lafayette Co.

NOTE: All meetings begin at 7 PM and are held at historic Lafayette Hall, 10th and Franklin, Lexington, unless otherwise noted or announced. Open to public as well as members. Prospective new members encouraged to attend. Spouses and friends of members are invited to join as Associates at a reduced membership fee. Refreshments served.

March 24--First meeting of the year. Program: Glen Kolkmeyer on "Redistricting".
Hostess: Wellington/Napoleon.
April 28--Program: Linda Niendick, County Clerk, on volunteering at polls. Hostess: Lexington.
May 26--Program TBA. Hostess: Corder.
June 23--Program: Bob Atkinson on Israel and Palestine. Hostess: Mayview.
July 28--Program TBA. Hostess: Odessa.
August 25--Program TBA. Hostess: Lexington
September 22--Program TBA. Hostess: Waverly.
October 27--Annual Carry-In Dinner and Candidate Forum. Location TBA.

For more information, contact Valeta McGhee, president, at 816-230-5646.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Paul Ryan Opinion in WSJ: "The GOP Path to Prosperity:

Our budget cuts $6.2 trillion in spending from the president's budget over the next 10 years and puts the nation on track to pay off our national debt.

By Paul Ryan

(Photo from WSJ)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Redistricting committee chairman releases alternate proposal, Aull criticizes plan to shift rural counties into urban district.

Read the full story here. (From Marshall News)

New redistricting House proposal. Not any better for Western Missouri rural counties.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

We have a map--House Committee proproses new Congressional Districts: Missourinet report:

"We have a map, a House proposal to re-draw the state's Congressional boundaries now that the delegation has shrunk from nine to eight..."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sen. Jim DeMint Discusses Budget Deficit & Spending Cuts

DeMint on the budget and Obamacare:

When the President said spend, Republicans said "no" to the stimulus, and as it turns out, Republicans were right. We were called the Party of No.

When the President insisted on a national takeover of our healthcare system, Republicans again said "no". What we need, Republicans said, is more freedom for patients and physicians to work together and more competitiveness in the market. The President said his plan would lower premiums, but that did not happen. Republicans were called the Party of No. As it turns out Republicans were right again as healthcare costs begin to rise.

In fact, DeMint says, Republicans are the party of "know" not "no", and Democrats are the party of "no show" as they do nothing to lead the country out of the deficit and other budgetary woes.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Senator Blunt Addresses Out-of-Control Government Spending and Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) delivered remarks March 9th on the U.S. Senate floor regarding the ongoing federal budget battle and the out-of-control government spending and debt in Washington.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder to keynote the Lafayette County Lincoln Dinner slated for Thursday, March 3; Ed Martin to give presentation on voter fraud.

Appetizers at 6; dinner at 6:30 with program to follow immediately afterwards at the Wellington Community Christian Center. See information below to make dinner reservations. Choice seating is limited; please respond by Monday, February 28, 2011.

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder will keynote the Lafayette County Lincoln Dinner on Thursday, March 3rd at the Wellington Community Christian Center, 710 W. Highway 224, Wellington.

Kinder became Missouri's 46th Lieutenant Governor in 2004 and is the second Republican elected to office since 1928. As Lieutenant Governor, Peter Kinder serves as the official Senior Advocate for Missouri and is the Chairman of the largest sporting event ever brought to the state, the Tour of Missouri professional cycling race. For more information about Peter Kinder, click here.

Ed Martin, former chief of staff for Gov. Matt Blunt, will follow the Lt. Governor with a presentation on voter fraud, ACORN and his new Election Integrity Project for 2012. To learn more about Ed Martin, visit this site.

Appetizers will be served and a meet-and-greet reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Nadler's Catering of Wellington will cater the dinner. The program will begin immediately after dinner. A short live auction will also be held to raise funds to help the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee in its work to elect conservative candidates at all levels of government.

For directions to the Wellington Community Christian Center, please click here.

For reservations, via U.S. mail send $25 per person to Lafayette County Republicans, P.O. Box 603, Higginsville, Mo 64037 or email:

Dinner sponsorships are also available with recognition in the program:
Platinum Dinner Sponsor, $500, includes 8 dinners.
Gold Dinner Sponsor, $250, includes 4 dinners.
Host Dinner Sponsor, $100, includes 2 dinners.



Lt. Governor Kinder attended Southeast Missouri State University
and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He graduated from St.
Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, in 1979,
and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1980.

From 1981 to 1983, he served as a member of U.S.
Representative Bill Emerson’s Washington staff. In 1987, he
became associate publisher of the Southeast Missourian
newspaper, writing columns and weekly editorials through 2002.

In 1992, Peter Kinder won election in his first campaign for the
27th district in the Missouri Senate. In 2001, the Republicans
gained a majority in the Missouri Senate for the first time in 53
years. Peter Kinder was elected President Pro Tem, the top elected
official in the Missouri Senate. In 2004, he became the second
sitting President Pro Tem to be elected Lieutenant Governor.


Ed Martin, former chief of staff for Gov. Matt Blunt, will follow the Lt. Governor with a presentation on voter fraud, ACORN and his new Election Integrity Project for 2012.

Ed and Carol Martin are the proud parents of three young children and live in St. Louis. Ed has a small law practice about a mile from their home and has been a leader in fighting for citizens and against government overreach.

Ed Martin has taken on voter fraud and ACORN, led the Missouri Club for Growth, led efforts to fight the bullying by then-Governor Rod Blagojevich, founded the Missouri Center-Right Coalition meeting (modeled on the Grover Norquist Wednesday meeting), and fought for pro-life causes. Ed has been a champion for responsive and transparent government and led the team that implemented the internationally recognized Missouri Accountability Portal (

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Editorial Repost: "Understanding the Unemployment Numbers" by Brent Teichman

"Every week, we hear so much about the “unemployment rate,” the latest “jobless numbers” and how many “private sector jobs” were added to the overall economy – but what does it all mean? Is the economy really recovering? And (most importantly), how will this impact my family?

For some answers and the full story, click here: "Let's start with the basics."

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Must see communication and video about "Communication and New Media Tools"

Molly Teichman, "Political Mommentator" on the web, presented the following program to a recent meeting of the Missouri Federation of Republican Women at their statewide board meeting in Jefferson City, Mo.

You will find it fascinating pathway for learning about social media networking and how that can lead to Conservative victories at the polls.

An excerpt: "Authentic and open — we will win when we communicate directly. Social media extends our ability to be personal, not replace personal interaction."

Visit this page to download the video or print the presentation via Scribd.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Missouri Federation of Republican Women encourage you to visit their new website.

Visit the new website for the Missouri Federation of Republican Women and learn how you can become a member.

Membership into the Missouri Federation of Republican Women is available for any of the nine Missouri Congressional Districts. Membership is available for any woman living in Missouri who is interested in becoming more active within the Republican Party or who may want to help promote the values and ideals of our party platform. Spouses and other interested individuals are encouraged to participate as associate members as well.

The MoFRW is affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Reagan's words more timely than ever: "Those Voices Don't Speak for the Rest of Us" --presented by the Republican Study Committee.

Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) and the Republican Study Committee present to you a new video featuring President Ronald Reagan reminding us that the out-touch voices of the Democrat Party don't speak for all Americans.

Follow the RSC on Twitter: @RepublicanStudy

Follow RSC Chairman Tom Price on Twitter: @RepTomPrice

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lafayette County Officials, elected in November, are sworn in on New Year's Eve

A swearing-in ceremony and reception for Harold Hoflander, Presiding Commissioner, and other elected officials was held Dec. 31, 2010, in the Circuit Courtroom in the Lafayette County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse in operation west of the Mississippi. Immediately afterwards a retirement reception was held for outgoing Presiding Commissioner Jim Strodtman. State Representatives Mike McGhee and Joe Aull, presented plaques to both Strodtman and Harland Mieser (who retired in 2008) Mieser served 16 years on the commission. Strodtman served 20 years as Presiding Commissioner, the longest time served by any Presiding Commissioner in Lafayette County history.

Officials sworn in include:
Harold Hoflander, Presiding Commissioner
Patsy Olvera, Recorder
Cherie Mason, Auditor
Linda Niendick, County Clerk
Deana Aversman, Circuit Clerk
Judge John Frerking, Associate Circuit Judge
Lori Fiegenbaum, Collector
Kellie Ritchie, Prosecuting Attorney