Candidate Profile
Vicky Hartzler

Republican , Missouri


Vicky Hartzler
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

FRC Action, 2016:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  92%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 81%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  68%, 77%
Club for Growth, 2015:  64%, 65%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  67%, 65%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  57%, 64%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  60%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  51%



Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2014:  0%, 8%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2013-14:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%





Maggies List, Missouri Right to Life, Susan B. Anthony List, Vote Them Out Today

Reported by Candidate

National Pro Life Alliance, U. S. Chamber of Commerce

Selected Contributions


Barbara Comstock, Concerned Women for America, Cory Gardner, David Jolly, House Conservatives Fund, Jackie Walorski and 19 more
American Success PAC, Americans for Tax Reform, Ann Wagner, Associated Builders and Contractors, Austin Scott, Because All Responsible Taxpayers Like Every Truth Told PAC and 93 more


American Maritime Officers







Other Information

Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God Voters (the People) Constitution Congress Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The life of the mother

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Self interest and thirst for power

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I asked Jesus to be Lord of my life when I was 9 years old and He has been my Best Friend ever since. I believe Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the world and the Bible is the inherent Word of God offering guidance, comfort, wisdom, and practical instruction for daily living. As a Christian, I strive to love and serve God and others.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

SOCIAL: Have cosponsored the Freedom of Conscience Act, Born Alive Infant Protection Act, and voted to defend life at every turn. I have been endorsed by National R and am currently serving on the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. I have also cosponsored several adoption bills. I am a cosponsor of the First Amendment Defense Act and a strong supporter of natural marriage. ECONOMIC: I have voted to cut federal spending and have sponsored bills to reduce duplicative, wasteful programs. I have voted to reduce taxes & cosponsored legislation to repeal the death tax. I have voted for a balanced budget amendment and helped craft budgets that balance. NATIONAL SECURITY: As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I have been a strong advocate to replace the onerous defense cuts and ensure our men and women in uniform have what they need. Our most important role is to 'provide for the common defense'.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

Additional comment from candidate:

I am honored to fight for the good people of Missouri's 4th District--to take their Heartland values and common sense ideas to Washington to stop the overreach of the federal government and to promote freedom and opportunity for all. It is imperative that we restore the walls of our country by providing for the national defense, protecting our borders, and supporting our local law enforcement. We also must repair the foundations of our country that have been under attack for too long: faith, family, freedom, free enterprise, and our foundational documents like the Constitution. I would appreciate everyone's continued support and vote on November 8. It is time to get America back on the right track. Together, we can do it. Thank you. Vicky


  • University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MS Ed, 1992
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, BS Ed, 1983
  • Archie High School, Archie, MO, Diploma, 1979
Work & Military
  • Missouri General Assembly, State Representative District 124, 1995-2001
  • Belton School District, Teacher, 1984-1994
  • Lebanon School District, Teacher, 1983-1984
  • Cass County Farm Bureau, President
  • Missouri Women's Council, Chairperson
  • Harrisonville Community Church, Sunday School Teacher, Deacon
  • Court-Appointed Special Advocate- 17th, Board Member
  • Cass County Council on Aging, Board Member
  • Coalition to Protect Marriage in MO, Spokesperson
  • Missouri State Teachers Assn.-Belton, President
  • Cass County Republican Central Cmty., Precinct Committeewoman
  • MO State Representative, Held 1995-2001

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