Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft will be our speaker for September, not to be missed... here's a little about Jay from his own words ...Let me tell you a bit about myself.God has blessed me with a wonderful family. My wife, Katie, is an accomplished attorney, a fantastic mother, and my most steadfast supporter.
We have four precocious, energetic and curious children: Three sons and one daughter. Needless to say, these are busy times in the Ashcroft household!
My parents, John and Janet, have shaped my understanding of the purpose of government and taught me at an early age to prioritize my faith, family and freedom.
My path to this race has been eventful.
After graduating from high school in Jefferson City, I earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla (now Missouri S&T).
From Rolla, I went to work for a Missouri-based defense contractor, leading a team that oversaw the design, creation and quality assurance of vehicles for the Air Force. I worked hand-in-hand with a great team of men and women as we developed instruments that would be used to keep our nation safe and free.
Then, in 2000, I moved to St. Louis and began teaching engineering at St. Louis Community College. While serving as a professor, I enrolled in the St. Louis University Law School, from which I graduated with my J.D. in 2008.
After law school, I went to work for Armstrong Teasdale, practicing law in their Intellectual Property Group.
Today, I get to work with my father in the Ashcroft Law Firm, where I specialize in helping businesses comply with the impact of government regulations. I’ve seen firsthand how too much bureaucracy, and over-regulation can make it nearly impossible for small businesses to even get started, let alone thrive. Click here to see how I’ll put this experience to work to help Missouri’s small businesses.
Now, you know a little bit more about me. I look forward to meeting you as I travel across the state!
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a manufacturing company when he visits Springfield on Wednesday.
The White House said the president is scheduled to arrive in Springfield about 2 p.m. Wednesday. He will speak about tax reform for about 30-45 minutes at Loren Cook Company, which makes ventilation equipment. The president is scheduled to leave Springfield immediately after the speech.
The White House says the speech is a closed event and no tickets will be sold to the public.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The White House released information Monday morning about the President's trip to Springfield Wednesday.
President Trump will fly into the Springfield-Branson National Airport. He will then travel to the Loren Cook Company in north Springfield. He will address employees at the manufacturing plant at 2:30 p.m. The longtime Springfield employer is a leader in the design and manufacturing of fans, blowers, gravity vents, and laboratory exhaust systems.
The White House says the president will be making the stop here on Wednesday to begin selling his administration's calls to change the tax system. Administration officials have said Trump plans to hold events around the country in the coming weeks to promote the tax overhaul.
The White House has expressed hope that the changes can be approved in Congress by the end of the year and will be working with the leaders of congressional tax-writing committees after the Labor Day holiday.
Administration officials have said that lowering personal and business tax rates will lead to millions of new jobs and spur faster economic growth.
The President is expected to travel to theflood-stricken Houston area Tuesday.
Tony Monetti is running for the U.S. Senate in Missouri in 2018. He will be speaking at our Aug. CCRCC meeting...
Mr Monetti, after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1987, Tony enjoyed a long and distinguished military career. He is one of a handful of pilots to have flown B-2, B-1 and B-52 bombers, and was a combat command pilot in Operations Desert Storm and Allied Force. Tony served as Director of Operations and Chief of Safety at Whiteman AFB, and served as the Balkans Plans Chief and Chairman of the NATO Time Sensitive Targeting Committee. His military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medals and Air Medals. As an entrepreneur, Tony owned and operated an Italian restaurant for seven years. With two Master’s Degrees, he is also a Professional Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. Currently, Tony is the Executive Director of Aviation at the
University of Central Missouri. Tony and his wife Penny have coauthored two books, Called to Serve and Honored to Serve. As community leaders, together they founded Big Sisters of Johnson County, Missouri. Tony and Penny have been married for 29 yearsand have three children, Nico, Antonio and Brie,.
Come join us and hear him speak...
Austin Stukins the Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party will be our guest speaker on July 18th. Attend, stay informed, ask questions...
"Don't live by chance, live by choice."
- Author Unknown
Eric Burlison spoke to the CCRCC last night. His inspiring words taught of a time I had never learned from my history classes growing up. But "An Appeal to Heaven" is something we all should be aware of.
The pine tree was much sought after by the crown of England... These mighty trees towering 150 feet in the air and straight as an arrow were used for masts on sailing ships. The crown claimed all suitable pines as their own by marking with a broad white arrow thus identifying them as the Kings Woods. The early settlers had struggled to make America their home and claimed their properties by the sweat of their brow. And yet now the King of England was claiming their lands.
In 1772 a British Sheriff and his Deputy were sent to arrest a mill owner who was processing the Kings trees. The mill owner beat them soundly and forced them out of town to a jeering crowd.
The early settlers were aware of John Locke's second treatise which stated if man has redress against a neighbor or any man he is to go to the mayor or judge, if he is unable to get redress he may go to the governor, and if the governor fails he can go to the King. But if the King fails, where is he to go? He must seek redress from the powers of Heaven.
It was thus for these early settlers, their actions were a precursor to the Boston Tea Party and to the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Colonel Joseph Reed suggested using the pine tree on a field of white with the words "An Appeal to Heaven" to be hoisted on colonial warships an ironic symbol to the British who sought these tall pines. And perhaps we too must make the same Appeal to Heaven as we seek to maintain our constitutional rights.
Eric Burlison is running for Missouri Senate.
...It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
To maintain our freedoms we must do the difficult...
The Lincoln Days Dinner 2017 was a raining success!!! Or is it better to say a wonderful success despite the rain...
The Country Club was very accommodating... The speakers inspiring. A thanks to our former CCRCC Pres. Alec Wade, followed by Jared Taylor's update on what has been accomplished in Jefferson City this new year, followed by Lynn Morris and his tribute to Peter Kinders faith and caring work ethic, and an inspirational talk by Jay Wasson about the "right to work" and the possibilities for healing and bringing prosperity to our state.
The keynote speaker Peter Kinder reminded us of the mighty Pres. Lincoln, whose birthday we celebrate, and his second inaugural speech about healing after the war, "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." How apropos at this time.
Finishing his speech with a quote from Ronald Reagan's A time for choosing speech "The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing."
What a privilege to hear such men, with intent to make our state better, stronger and maintain the freedoms with which we have been blessed by our Creator.
Just 5 more days till our Lincoln Days Dinner and Auction!
The Christian County Republicans
Annual Lincoln Day Dinner & Auction
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fremont Hills Country Club
1953 Fremont Hills Drove
Nixa, MO 65714
5:30 pm Meet & Greet
6:00 pm Dinner
Tickets $25 per person by April 24, 2017
$35 per person after April 24th & at the Door
Table of 8: $200
Sponsorship of $150 - includes 2 tickets and name in the program
Sponsorship of $300 - includes 4 tickets and name in the program
Items are needed for the Auction. Contact a CCRCC member.
Contact any CCRCC Member for Tickets.
Ginny Wade: 634-0165 for information
Wife of Robert Palmer. Student of history and the Constitution, Lover and supporter of our God given freedoms. Vice Chairwoman of CCRCC