Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, MO-04
Vicky graduated summa cum laude from the University of
Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Education and Central Missouri
State University with a M.S. in Education. She would teach junior
and senior high family and consumer sciences for 11 years in
Lebanon and Belton, Missouri, before running for public office.
In 1994 she ran for state representative and was overwhelmingly
elected to represent parts of Cass and Johnson Counties. She served
in the Missouri House of Representatives for six years where she
championed legislation promoting adoption, strengthening education,
and lowering taxes for working Missourians. She fought for small
business owners, farmers, workers, and the jobs they create and
hold. She fought for what we value—life, individual rights
guaranteed us in the U.S. Constitution, freedom.
In 2005 Missouri Governor Matt Blunt appointed her chairperson of
the Missouri Women’s Council—an agency within the Department of
Economic Development dedicated to helping women achieve their
economic goals—and was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Missouri
Vicky and her husband, Lowell, run a diversified farming operation
and are owners of Hartzler Equipment Company with store locations
in Harrisonville, Nevada, and Lamar. The Hartzlers live with their
daughter, Tiffany, near Harrisonville, Missouri.