HARRISONVILLE, Missouri- Today, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler made the following announcement: “After much prayer and discussion with my family I have decided to seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives. I love the great people of the 4th Congressional District and feel honored to be their voice in Washington. I believe the best way to continue to serve them is by taking their common-sense ideas and Heartland values to Washington.”

“I appreciate all of the kind words of encouragement over the last few weeks from people all over our state. I did what you asked. I and my family took a hard look and prayed faithfully about running for the United States Senate. While I am honored by the support I’ve received, it is my belief this race is for another solid conservative to pursue and win in 2018.”

“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 the good people of this district give me this honor again. While we are moving in the right direction, there is much to be done. I believe our future is bright and I look forward to working alongside our conservative Senate nominee to restore the American Dream for all Missourians.”

Vicky Hartzler lives with her husband, Lowell, and daughter, Tiffany, on a working farm in Cass County. In her fourth term in the House of Representatives, Hartzler serves as the Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, is a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, and Chairwoman of the House Values Action Team.

Vicky Hartzler was elected as Representative for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District in 2010 and re-elected in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Prior to serving in Congress she taught family and consumer sciences for 11 years in Lebanon and Belton, Missouri, and was elected to political office in 1994 as State Representative for Missouri’s 124th District serving six years as a member of the Missouri legislature.