Vicky Hartzler

Running, Republican for U.S. House of Representatives District 4

Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler running for U.S. House of Representatives

 

Full Name: Vicky J. Hartzler Click here for Voting Records
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Republican  
First Elected: 11/02/2010  
Last Elected: 11/02/2010  
Next Election: 2012  
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4  
General Nov. 6, 2012  
Primary Aug. 7, 2012  
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Lowell; 1 Child: Tiffany
Birth Date: 10/13/1960
Birth Place: Harrisonville, MO
Home City: Harrisonville, MO
Religion: Christian

 

Bio:

Grounded in rural Missouri

Vicky and her husband LowellVicky Hartzler is a leader who believes people of character have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference for others through public service. She learned the importance of family, the reality of the American dream, and the value of a strong work ethic growing up on a farm in rural Cass County working alongside her parents, Ted and Virginia Zellmer, and sister, Peggy. She continues the farming tradition today with her husband, Lowell Hartzler, on their family farm near Harrisonville where they raise corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay and run a cow-calf cattle operation. They are also owners of Hartzler Equipment Company selling farm equipment with stores in Harrisonville, Nevada, and Lamar.

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Vicky graduated class valedictorian from Archie High School and summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Education and the University of Central Missouri with a M.S. in Education. She enjoyed investing in the lives of our young people by teaching junior and senior high family and consumer sciences for 11 years in Lebanon and Belton, Missouri.

In 1994 she successfully ran for state representative and had the privilege of representing the good people in Cass and Johnson Counties 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.

Vicky and her husband LowellDuring her time in office she received many awards including "Individual of the Year Award" from the Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce, and "Public Servant of the Year Award" from the Pleasant Hill Area Chamber of Commerce.
In 2004 Vicky fought for the values we hold dear by serving as Spokesperson for the Coalition to Protect Marriage in Missouri helping to lead the statewide campaign to protect traditional marriage from activist judges. On Election Day, Missouri voters passed the constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman with 71% of the vote.

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 Senate.
In 2010, Vicky Hartzler decided to re-enter public service by running for the United States Congress. Although outspent 3:1 in the race by her opponent, Vicky won on Election Day. Today, Vicky Hartzler represents the wonderful people of Missouri’s 4th Congressional District.

Throughout her career as a small-business owner, schoolteacher, state representative and congresswoman, Vicky has remained steadfast in her principles. Vicky believes America was a nation founded on the principles of faith, family, freedom and free enterprise, and that every American has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They are principles worth fighting for and Vicky is leading the way.
The Hartzler’s reside near Harrisonville with their daughter.

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 14, 2012 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 161)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2012 HR 6365 National Security and Job Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(223 - 196)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(301 - 118)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2012 HR 6233 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 197)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2012 HR 6169 Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 189)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2012 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 171)
Yea
July 31, 2012 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 116)
Nay
July 31, 2012 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(263 - 114)
Yea
July 26, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 172)
Yea
July 25, 2012 HR 6082 Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan Bill Passed - House
(253 - 170)
Yea
July 25, 2012 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(327 - 98)
Yea
July 25, 2012 HR 6168 President Obama's Proposed 2012-2017 Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Plan Act Bill Failed - House
(164 - 261)
Nay
July 19, 2012 H Amdt 1416 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act Amendment Adopted - House
(247 - 166)
Yea
July 19, 2012 HR 5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House
(326 - 90)
Yea
July 12, 2012 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 160)
Yea
July 11, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 185)
Yea
June 21, 2012 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 163)
Yea
June 19, 2012 HR 2578 Conservation and Economic Growth Act Bill Passed - House
(232 - 188)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 5855 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 182)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices Bill Passed - House
(270 - 146)
Yea
May 31, 2012 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(246 - 168)
Yea
May 31, 2012 H Amdt 1160 Project Labor Agreements Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 198)
Nay
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1140 Prohibits Reductions to Strategic Nuclear Arms Required by New START Amendment Adopted - House
(238 - 162)
Yea
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 238)
Nay
May 18, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Bill Passed - House
(299 - 120)
Yea
May 17, 2012 H Amdt 1103 Limits Funding for War in Afghanistan to the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces Amendment Rejected - House
(113 - 303)
Nay
May 16, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(222 - 205)
Yea
May 10, 2012 HR 5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(218 - 199)
Yea
May 9, 2012 H Amdt 1096 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention with the Defense of Marriage Act Amendment Adopted - House
(245 - 171)
Yea
May 9, 2012 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(330 - 93)
Yea
April 27, 2012 HR 4628 Extending Student Loan Interest Rates Bill Passed - House
(215 - 195)
Yea
April 26, 2012 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 168)
Yea
April 19, 2012 HR 9 Income Tax Deduction for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(235 - 173)
Yea
April 18, 2012 HR 4348 Extension of Surface Transportation Funding and Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed - House
(293 - 127)
Yea
March 29, 2012 H Con Res 112 Limits Federal Appropriations for Fiscal Years 2013-2022 ("Ryan Budget") Resolution Passed - House
(228 - 191)
Yea
Feb. 29, 2012 HR 1837 Water Resources in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Bill Passed - House
(246 - 175)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2012 HR 2117 Repeals Department of Education Regulations Bill Passed - House
(303 - 114)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted - House
(293 - 132)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2012 HR 3408 Authorizes Development of Oil Shale Resources Bill Passed - House
(237 - 187)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - House
(417 - 2)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2012 HR 3521 Authorizes the President to Line-Item Veto Certain Legislation Bill Passed - House
(254 - 173)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2012 HR 3578 Amends Budget Baseline Bill Passed - House
(235 - 177)
Yea
Feb. 3, 2012 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(248 - 169)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 159)
Yea
Feb. 1, 2012 HR 3835 Extends Pay Freeze for Congress and Non-Military Federal Workers Bill Passed - House
(309 - 117)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2012 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(239 - 176)
Yea
Dec. 20, 2011 HR 3630 Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Extension Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - House
(229 - 193)
Yea
Dec. 16, 2011 HR 2055 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(296 - 121)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2011 HR 1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Conference Report Adopted - House
(283 - 136)
Yea
Dec. 13, 2011 HR 3630 Reduces Payroll Taxes and Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House
(234 - 193)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust Bill Passed - House
(268 - 150)
Yea
Dec. 7, 2011 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 184)
Yea
Dec. 2, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies Bill Passed - House
(253 - 167)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(263 - 159)
Did Not Vote
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 3463 Repeals Taxpayer Financing of Presidential Election Campaigns Bill Passed - House
(235 - 190)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 30, 2011 HR 3094 Labor Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(235 - 188)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2011 HR 3012 Repeals Certain Green Cards Limitations Bill Passed - House
(389 - 15)
Yea
Nov. 18, 2011 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(261 - 165)
Yea
Nov. 17, 2011 HR 2112 Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration Conference Report Adopted - House
(298 - 121)
Yea
Nov. 16, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms Bill Passed - House
(272 - 154)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2011 H Amdt 849 Requires Public Disclosure of Bonuses and Golden Parachute Arrangements Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 234)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2011 H Amdt 853 Requires Crowdfunding Intermediaries to Disclose Methods of Compensation to Investors Amendment Rejected - House
(189 - 234)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2011 HR 2930 Authorizes Crowdfunding for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(407 - 17)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2011 H Con Res 13 Encourages Display of "In God We Trust" in Public Buildings and Schools Resolution Passed - House
(396 - 9)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2011 HR 2576 Requires Inclusion of Social Security Benefits in Calculation of Modified Adjusted Gross Income Bill Passed - House
(262 - 157)
Yea
Oct. 26, 2011 HR 1904 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(235 - 186)
Yea
Oct. 14, 2011 HR 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act Bill Passed - House
(267 - 144)
Yea
Oct. 13, 2011 HR 358 Amends Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Prohibit Abortion Coverage Bill Passed - House
(251 - 172)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Bill Passed - House
(262 - 167)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Bill Passed - House
(278 - 151)
Yea
Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama Bill Passed - House
(300 - 129)
Yea
Oct. 6, 2011 HR 2681 Repeals EPA Emissions Regulations for Cement Manufacturers Bill Passed - House
(262 - 161)
Yea
Oct. 4, 2011 HR 2608 Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(352 - 66)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 H Amdt 799 Suspends Cross State Air Pollution Rule Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 188)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 HR 2608 Stopgap Spending and Disaster Relief Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(219 - 203)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 H Amdt 800 Requires the EPA to Consider Costs and Feasibility of Air Quality Standards Amendment Adopted - House
(227 - 192)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2011 HR 2608 Stopgap Spending and Disaster Relief Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(195 - 230)
Yea
Sept. 15, 2011 HR 2587 National Labor Relations Board Prohibitions Bill Passed - House
(238 - 186)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2011 H J Res 77 Disapproval of the President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(232 - 186)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2011 S 365 Budget Control Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(269 - 161)
Nay
July 29, 2011 S 627 Increasing the Debt Ceiling (Boehner Bill) Bill Passed - House
(218 - 210)
Yea
July 27, 2011 H Amdt 735 Repeals Laws that Limited Funding for the Endangered Species Act Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 202)
Nay
July 22, 2011 HR 2551 2011-2012 Congressional Budget Bill Passed - House
(252 - 159)
Yea
July 21, 2011 HR 1315 Oversight of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bill Passed - House
(241 - 173)
Yea
July 20, 2011 HR 2553 Airport and Airway Extension Act Bill Passed - House
(243 - 177)
Yea
July 19, 2011 HR 2560 Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 190)
Yea
July 13, 2011 HR 2018 Amending Clean Water Laws Bill Passed - House
(239 - 184)
Yea
July 12, 2011 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs Motion Rejected - House
(233 - 193)
Yea
June 24, 2011 HR 2278 Limits the Use of Funds in Support of NATO Operations in Libya Bill Failed - House
(180 - 238)
Yea
June 24, 2011 H J Res 68 Authorizes Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya Joint Resolution Failed - House
(123 - 295)
Nay
June 23, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(304 - 117)
Nay
June 22, 2011 HR 2021 Impact of Drilling on Air Quality Bill Passed - House
(253 - 166)
Yea
June 13, 2011 H Amdt 414 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the War Powers Resolution Amendment Adopted - House
(248 - 163)
Yea
June 3, 2011 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya Resolution Passed - House
(268 - 145)
Yea
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 385 Prohibiting Funds From Being Used in Contradiction to the War Powers Resolution Amendment Rejected - House
(208 - 213)
Yea
June 2, 2011 H Amdt 398 Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Transportation Security Administration Collective Bargaining Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 205)
Yea
June 2, 2011 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act Bill Passed - House
(231 - 188)
Yea
May 31, 2011 HR 1954 Increasing the Debt Limit Motion Rejected - House
(97 - 318)
Nay
May 26, 2011 S 990 Patriot Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(250 - 153)
Yea
May 5, 2011 HR 1230 Offshore Leasing Act Bill Passed - House
(266 - 149)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Bill Passed - House
(251 - 175)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HR 1214 Repealing Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction Bill Passed - House
(235 - 191)
Yea
May 3, 2011 HR 1213 Repealing Funding for State Health Benefit Exchanges Bill Passed - House
(238 - 183)
Yea
April 15, 2011 H Con Res 34 2011-2012 Budget Resolution Passed - House
(235 - 193)
Yea
April 14, 2011 HR 1473 2011 Budget Bill Passed - House
(260 - 167)
Yea
April 13, 2011 HR 1217 Repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund Bill Passed - House
(236 - 183)
Yea
April 9, 2011 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(348 - 70)
Yea
April 8, 2011 H J Res 37 Disapproving FCC Rules Concerning Internet Providers Joint Resolution Passed - House
(240 - 179)
Yea
April 7, 2011 HR 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(255 - 172)
Yea
April 7, 2011 HR 1363 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(247 - 181)
Yea
April 1, 2011 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 196)
Yea
April 1, 2011 HR 1255 Government Shutdown Prevention Act Bill Passed - House
(221 - 202)
Yea
April 1, 2011 H Amdt 232 Amending FAA Rulemaking Activities Amendment Adopted - House
(215 - 209)
Yea
March 30, 2011 HR 471 School Vouchers for Washington, D.C. Bill Passed - House
(225 - 195)
Yea
March 29, 2011 HR 839 Terminating the Home Affordable Modification Program Bill Passed - House
(252 - 170)
Yea
March 17, 2011 H Con Res 28 Removing Troops from Afghanistan Resolution Failed - House
(93 - 321)
Nay
March 17, 2011 HR 1076 Prohibiting Federal Funding of National Public Radio Bill Passed - House
(228 - 192)
Yea
March 16, 2011 HR 861 Terminating the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Bill Passed - House
(242 - 182)
Yea
March 15, 2011 H J Res 48 Additional Continuing Appropriations Joint Resolution Passed - House
(271 - 158)
Yea
March 11, 2011 HR 836 Terminating the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Bill Passed - House
(242 - 177)
Yea
March 10, 2011 HR 830 Terminating the Federal Housing Administration Refinance Program Bill Passed - House
(256 - 171)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(314 - 112)
Yea
March 1, 2011 H J Res 44 Continuing Appropriations Amendments Joint Resolution Passed - House
(335 - 91)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2011 HR 1 Continuing Appropriations Bill Passed - House
(235 - 189)
Yea
Feb. 19, 2011 H Amdt 155 Prohibits Use of Funds for Step Increase for General Schedule Employees Amendment Rejected - House
(191 - 230)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 92 Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for NASCAR Sponsorships Amendment Rejected - House
(148 - 281)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 94 Prohibits Funds for the Gainful Employment Rule Amendment Adopted - House
(289 - 136)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various Patriot Act Provisions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(279 - 143)
Yea
Feb. 17, 2011 H Amdt 69 Reducing Federal Funding of the US Institute of Peace Amendment Adopted - House
(268 - 163)
Yea
Feb. 16, 2011 H Amdt 16 Reducing Navy and Air Force Appropriations Amendment Adopted - House
(233 - 198)
Nay
Feb. 15, 2011 H Amdt 13 Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement Amendment Rejected - House
(105 - 326)
Nay
Feb. 14, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various Patriot Act Provisions Bill Passed - House
(275 - 144)
Yea
Feb. 8, 2011 HR 514 Extension of Various Patriot Act Provisions Bill Failed - House
(277 - 148)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 359 Abolishing Federal Financing of Presidential Election Campaigns Bill Passed - House
(239 - 160)
Yea
Jan. 25, 2011 H Res 38 Reducing Spending to Fiscal Year 2008 Levels Resolution Passed - House
(256 - 165)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill Bill Passed - House
(245 - 189)
Yea