Vicky Hartzler is a wife, mother, life-long farmer, small business owner and a former public-school teacher with a passion for life and service to God and others. Serving as a Missouri state representative from 1995-2001 and in Congress from 2011-2023, Vicky proved to be an effective legislator and a tireless champion for her constituents at home. An advocate for Biblical values, a strong national defense, and sound fiscal discipline, Vicky used her position in Congress to advance these principles and fight for the interests of her constituents. While in Congress she served on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee where she was Chair of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee and Ranking Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee; served on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee; was appointed to the Congressional Executive Committee on China and the White House PREVENTS Task Force on Suicide Prevention; and served as Chair of the House Values Action Team leading efforts for faith, family, and religious freedom in the U.S. House of Representatives. Vicky is the author of the book Running God’s Way, which outlines Biblical campaign strategies for successfully running for public office. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and from the University of Central Missouri with a Master of Science degree in Education. She and her husband, Lowell, live on a working farm in southern Cass County. They are blessed to be the parents of their daughter, Tiffany.