Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Newly-elected and re-elected Lafayette County officials sworn in on December 28th at the Historic Lafayette County Courthouse, downtown Lexington, Missouri.

Photo of County Commissioners--Tracy Dyer, southern district (left) and Craig Williams, northern district (right) with Presiding Commissioner Harold Hoflander. 
Photo of all newly-elected or re-elected officials in 2016: from left, Kerrick Alumbaugh, Sheriff; Barb Copenhaver, Public Administrator; Craig Williams, northern district commissioner; Dr. Ram Chandra, Coroner; Tracy Dyer, southern district commissioner; Jennifer Jellum, Treasurer; and Chip Langman, Assessor.

 Photo of all newly-elected or re-elected officials in 2016: from left, Kerrick Alumbaugh, Sheriff; Barb Copenhaver, Public Administrator; Craig Williams, northern district commissioner; Dr. Ram Chandra, Coroner; Tracy Dyer, southern district commissioner; Jennifer Jellum, Treasurer; and Chip Langman, Assessor.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Swearing-in ceremony for newly-elected officials slated for Dec. 28th at the Lafayette County Courthouse.

The swearing-in ceremony for Lafayette County's newly-elected officials will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 28th in the Circuit Courtroom upstairs in the historic County Court House, 1001 Main Street, Lexington, MO. A reception will follow for retiring Coroner Dr. Daljeet Singh.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Governor-elect Eric Greitens announces MRP leadership team and taps Todd Graves to chair the Missouri Republican Party.

Eric Greitens taps KC attorney Todd Graves to head Missouri GOP and also endorses leadership team for the party. 

Todd Graves addresses members of the Missouri Republican Party State Committee at reception announcing endorsed leadership team. From left: Pat Thomas, Kay Hoflander, Todd Graves, Nick Myers and Governor-elect Eric Greitens.
Photo submitted.

From left: Nick Myers for MRP Secretary, Kay Hoflander for MRP Vice Chair; Governor-elect Eric Geitens; Todd Graves for MRP Chair; and Pat Thomas for MRP Treasurer. Photo submitted.

Article by Steve Kraske of the Kansas City Star: 

Graves, brother of long-time Missouri Congressman Sam Graves, would succeed John Hancock, who leaves the party in extraordinary shape. The Missouri GOP will soon control five of six statewide offices and towering majorities in both the state House and Senate.
“Todd Graves is a conservative fighter, a proven leader in business and his community, and a native Missourian,” Greitens said in a statement Tuesday night. “He will make an outstanding party chair and I’m excited to work with him and his team to take Missouri in a new direction.”
Greitens also endorsed Kay Hoflander for vice chair, Nick Meyers for secretary and Pat Thomas for treasurer. The state’s entire lineup of congressional representatives, led by Sen. Roy Blunt, have endorsed the slate.
The state party will vote on the lineup at its next meeting in early January. Governors traditionally pick the chair of their political party, and his choice is expected to win broad support

Sunday, December 4, 2016


The inaugural ceremonies for Governor-elect Eric Greitens and other constitutional officers will begin with a week of service on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

Save the Date for Monday, January 9th, 2017 with celebrations in Jefferson City, Missouri:
10:00 am Honor our Missouri Heroes with a reception in the Capitol rotunda
12:00 pm Governor-elect Eric Greitens will be sworn in as the 56th governor of the state of Missouri
1:30 pm Receiving Line at the Governor's Mansion
7:00 pm Salute to Service Inaugural Ball in the Capitol rotunda


Sunday, November 20, 2016

How we elect a President with the Electoral College system and why that is worthwhile, still relevant and should be continued.

What the U.S. election would look like

 without the Electoral College.

From @ramireztoons - 

GREAT REFERENCE GUIDE AND RELATED LINKS BELOW, on how the Electoral College works and why it is still needed in a great, diverse country such as ours : "We Elect a President"
 -- by Tara Ross

Visit this link to read all about it:

Publisher’s Description: America’s unique presidential election system is often misunderstood-and perhaps especially hard to explain to our children. “We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College” will help you and your family discover more about the Electoral College and its remarkable history. Why was it created in the first place? Does it still work today? Written in straightforward language and complemented with playful illustrations, “We Elect a President” explains how the Electoral College works and why it is still needed in a great, diverse country such as our own: As the Founders intended, the system continues to protect our republic and promote our liberty. “We Elect a President” is written by Electoral College expert Tara Ross and illustrated by Kate E. Cooper. It presents a fun, yet educational way to learn more about America’s too-often misunderstood presidential election system.

ANOTHER GOOD READ: Why the 2016 Election Proves America Needs the Electoral College. By Jarrett Stephan, an editor for The Daily Signal. @JarrettStepman

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thank you to voters of Missouri for entrusting our GOP slate of candidates with our state's future. #StatewideSweep

From the Missouri Republican Party: Thank you to voters of Missouri for entrusting our GOP slate of candidates with our state's future. #StatewideSweep

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Lafayette County will post election results as they come in on their county government website.

Visit the Lafayette County Official website for election results as they come in after the polls close at 7 p.m.  Lafayette County has 14 polling locations, and those will be posted as they are recorded by the County Clerk's office.  Click here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Josh Hawley for Missouri Attorney General

Jay Ashcroft for Missouri Secretary of State

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 -- Join us for a light lunch and visit with JOSH HAWLEY FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL AND JAY ASHCROFT FOR SECRETARY OF STATE. Time: 11:30 a.m.  Location: ETS Office (Glen Kolkmeyer's office and our GOP HQ), 104 W. Old U.S. 40 Highway, Bates City. Subway sandwiches, chips and beverages provided by Central Committee. Don't miss this opportunity to meet and discuss the issues of the day with our next Attorney General and Secretary of State! 

TUESDAY, NOV. 8th -- Don't forget to vote, and then join us for an ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTY!  Details: Linda and Neal Niendick have offered to be our hosts at their home in rural Wellington. Come by their house after the polls close at 7 and bring one appetizer and beverages of your choice. It will be a great time to get together and watch the election results come in as they happen.



(Note: please do not wear any clothing with political names or slogans on them to the polls. Wear Chiefs, Cardinals, or just plain red, please. Thanks everyone!)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Save the Date for a Reception in Honor of State Senator Mike Parson for Lt. Governor -- Tuesday, October 18th in Lafayette County, Missouri.

Save the Date for a Reception in Honor of

State Senator

Mike Parson

Missouri’s next

 Lt. Governor

Tuesday, October 18

Acadian Moon Winery
19203 Old U.S. 40 Highway

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Please join us !

RSVP to 573-768-1348 
or 816-835-6454

Please make contributions payable to:
Parson for Missouri, PO Box 1004, Bolivar, MO 65613
or at the door.

Hosted By:
Neal and Kathy Bredehoeft
Ronnie and Violet Corbett
Paul and Cindy Heins
Harold and Kay Hoflander
Dan and Toni Houx
Rep. Denny Hoskins
Rep. Glen and Lisa Kolkmeyer
Sen. David and Teresa Pearce

Paid for by Parson for Missouri, Rachel Lightfoot, Treasurer

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Easy guide for creating your individual GOTV Missouri Republican list. An easy way to remind your friends and family to vote on Nov. 8th.

How to Build Your Own Republican

 Personal Precinct 

Phone List to Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) on November 8th. 

It's easy peasy, almost. 

STEP 2:  Sign up.
First and last name
Street Address (No PO Boxes) -- City, State, Zip
Current Party Affiliation
Check the I AGREE BOX.
Click SIGN UP.

STEP 3: You will receive a confirmation email with your username and password. You will be prompted to create a personal password.  If you have questions, contact: .


STEP 5: Follow the steps to find voters you want to remind to vote.  Click on Find Voters. You can create your list one at a time or 10 at a time. It's easy peasy. 

TIP: Before you begin, write down a list of friends and family members's phone numbers and email addresses. It will make the creation of your virtual precinct list go faster rather than looking them up one by one.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An evening reception in support of Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer and Rep. Denny Hoskins will be held on Thursday, September 29th at historic Linwood Lawn near Lexington, Missouri.

An upcoming event in Lafayette County:

An evening reception at Linwood Lawn, "the finest  antebellum mansion in the Midwest" 

in support of:

Representative Glen Kolkmeyer, Republican Candidate State House - District 53


Representative Denny Hoskins, Republican Candidate State Senate - District 21

Representative Glen Kolkmeyer


Representative Denny Hoskins 

Thursday, September 29th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

Location: 13845 Higginsville Road, Lexington, Mo.

 Please contact Donna English at 573-893-9900 or
with questions or to RSVP.

Paid for by Friends of Glen Kolkmeyer, Cara Riekhof, Treasurer, 
and Hoskins for Senate, Stormy Taylor, Treasurer.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Pick Up Your Trump-Pence Yard Signs Here! and SAVE THESE DATES for Upcoming Events for Lafayette County Republicans!

(Other statewide candidate signs also available.)

Lafayette County GOP Headquarters -- Hours 9-5 -- Monday through Friday
104 W. U.S. Highway 40, Bates City, MO (southwest outer road, Bates City and I-70 exit) 


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 --Federated Republican Women of Lafayette County will hold their September meeting at 7 PM at the Headquarters of Lafayette County Republicans. 

Meeting Location: Lafayette County GOP Headquarters in the office of Energy Transport Services, 104 W. U.S. Highway 40, Bates City, MO.  (southwest outer road at Bates City and I-70 exit)

Program: Frontier Justice representatives will discuss concealed carry classes and other gun rights information.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 -- Candidate Forum for State Senate, State Representative and County level candidates. Sponsored by Lafayette County Farm Bureau and Lead 2000 Alumni.  The forum will begin at 7 PM at the American Legion Hall in Higginsville.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27--Federated Republican Women of Lafayette County FALL CARRY-IN DINNER. DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED. Location P and H Event Center, Lexington.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Call to Reorganize Lafayette County Central Committee - August 16, 2016

Call to Reorganize Lafayette County Republican Central Committee
Tuesday, Aug. 16th

6 PM at Dempsey's BBQ (formerly Biffle's), 103 NE 2nd Street, Concordia.

NOTE: Proxies are allowed.  Any true and loyal Republican in the county may carry your proxy. To obtain a proxy form visit the Missouri Republican Party website. Click here.

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016