Vicky Hartzler

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status` Challenger

Background

Hartzler Graduated from the University of Missouri Summa Cum Laude with a bachelors in Education and the University of Central Missouri with a Masters in Education

Key Issues

Abortion

Hartzler is an outspoken opponent of abortion. She has sponsored legislation in an effort to block taxpayer dollars from funding clinics that offer abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood, as well as legislation such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Agriculture

In September 2013, Hartzler voted for a $39 billion reduction in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, which was separated from legislation to increase farm subsidies for the first time in over three decades. She has also been a staunch advocate for investment in rural broadband. She successfully led provisions Trump signed into law to increase private investment in rural broadband.

The Environment

Hartzler has rejected the status quo about climate change and has been a staunch denier of it. She also voted to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline on the federally protected lands of Indigenous people.

Gun control

Hartzler opposes gun control and advocates looser gun laws.

LGBT rights

Hartzler strongly opposes same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.  She also opposes banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In 2019, Hartzler expressed her strong opposition to the Equality Act. She has even written an opinion editorial rejecting it. She also opposes allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military

Endorsements

Production Products

Community Bank of Raymore

Branco Enterprises

American Dehydrated Foods Inc

Pro Pumping & Hydrojetting

Sources