JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The junior U.S. Senator from Iowa will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Lincoln Days.
The Missouri Republican Party announced on Monday that Sen. Joni Ernst will speak during the Saturday night banquet at the annual Lincoln Days conference. The conference is set to take place March 1 – 3 in St. Louis. For tickets: visit mogop.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Joni will be a big draw, sharing her story of growing up on her family farm in southwest Iowa, working construction jobs to help pay for college, serving more than twenty-three years in the United States Army, and ultimately becoming the first female combat veteran to serve in the United States Senate,” said MOGOP Chairman Todd Graves. “Joni has fought for farmers, for cutting taxes, and put herself in harm’s way to serve – she is someone who unquestionably shares Missouri values, and we can’t wait for her to join us at Lincoln Days.”
Ernst is currently serving her first term in the U.S. Senate, elected to the position in 2015. She served in the Iowa Army National Guard from 1993 to 2015, retiring as a lieutenant colonel, and from 2011 to 2014 she served as an elected official in the Iowa state senate.
Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at email@example.com.