Vicky Hartzler is currently a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 4th Congressional District of the State of Missouri. Vicky knew that listening to her constituents and taking their ideas to Washington was the only way to begin fixing a broken system. During her time in Washington, Vicky has focused on family-supporting jobs, protecting and advancing the missions of Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base, and doing what’s right for the State of Missouri.
Vicky Hartzler, born and raised in Missouri, is a resident of Cass County, where she resides on the family farm with her husband Lowell and their daughter Tiffany. Even as a lifelong farmer, Vicky found the time to be a public school teacher, small business owner, and public servant. Vicky attended the University of Missouri where she graduated summa cum laude and received her B.S. in Education in 1983. Vicky then attended Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) where she received her M.S. in Education in 1992.
Before entering public service, Vicky taught family and consumer sciences for 11 years in the Lebanon and Belton school districts. Vicky was first elected to public office in November 1994 as the State Representative from Missouri’s 124th District and served three terms in the Missouri legislature.
Vicky and her husband Lowell own a farm-equipment business. It was Vicky’s business experience that led then-Governor Matt Blunt to appoint Vicky, Chair of the Missouri Women’s Council in 2005. During her three-year term, Vicky implemented new and effective programs to help Missouri women achieve their economic goals.