Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler has announced that she plans to run for re-election in 2018.
She has served in the House of Representatives since 2010, when she was first elected to represent Missouri’s 4th Congressional District.
Right now, she is the Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. She is also a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee and Chairwoman of the House Values Action Team.
She lives on a working farm in Cass County with her family.
Hartzler said she made the decision to run in 2018 “after much prayer and discussion with my family.”
She has a set of priorities she plans to pursue if re-elected.
“I believe my focus needs to be on rebuilding and restoring our national defense, getting our economy moving again, and fixing a broken Washington for the hardworking people of our state in my current role should good people of this district give me this honor again,” Hartzler said in a news release.
Before serving in Congress, Hartzler was a teacher in Lebanon and Belton, Missouri, and a state representative for the 124th district in the Missouri legislature.
She won the 2016 election with 67.8 percent of the votes against Democrat Gordon Christensen and Libertarian Mark Bliss.
Missouri’s 4th Congressional District covers counties in the central and eastern regions of the state, including Cass, Bates, Henry, Johnson and Pettis counties.