Posted on 05 February 2013.
Dear Voting Members of the Missouri Republican Party 8th Congressional District Committee,
American Grizzlies United is aware of your upcoming vote to nominate a candidate for the US House MO-9 vacancy on February 9th 2013. Our members were very active in the senate run for Sarah Steelman last year. We would like to humbly ask that you consider Steelman for the upcoming nomination vote.
We’re sure you’re feeling the tipping point in America just like millions of other concerned citizens. The issues, legislation, and fundamental transformation of our country that President Obama is preparing to unleash on the American people will be contentious and warlike. Each and every common sense conservative voice within the congress matters a great deal.
Sarah Steelman has a concrete record and is a solid reformer, which is exactly what the United States Congress needs more of if we are to win the battles and restore America.
American Grizzlies United is confident that Sarah Steelman can be trusted to not go along to get along, kick the can down the road, or wave the white flag of surrender to the many looming Obama battles. It takes a bold steel spine these days to stand up to the Obama machine, and Sarah Steelman has got one. We believe that Steelman’s record proves she can be trusted to take a stand for common sense constitutional conservative principles.
About Sarah Steelman:
Sarah Steelman is a lifelong Missourian. She lives in Rolla, Missouri with her husband David and their youngest son, Michael, who is a sophomore in high school. Their oldest son Sam is a recent graduate from Drury University (Springfield,) and is currently living and working in Springfield, Mo. Joe is 22 and finishing his last year at the University of Chicago. Her husband’s daughter, Amanda, lives in Springfield with her husband Taylor Moore and their little girl, Lily.
Sarah attended University of Missouri — Columbia and graduated with a Masters in Economics and a BA in History. She grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri and graduated from Jefferson City High School.
Sarah Steelman served as State Treasurer of Missouri from 2004 until 2008. As Missouri Treasurer Steelman was responsible for the management of more than $19 billion in Missouri’s annual revenue and managed the investment of over $3 billion in long- and short-term investments in the state’s portfolio. She started the first terror-free investment fund in the nation, which ensured that no taxpayer dollars were invested in terrorist sponsoring countries. Many other states have followed her lead in enacting similar policies.
As treasurer, Steelman served as chairman of the state’s Higher Education Savings Board, which administers the Missouri Saving for Tuition, or MOST program and as Chairman of the Missouri Housing Development Commission. She also served as a member of the Missouri State Employee Retirement System and the Board of Fund Commissioners that oversees issuance of debt instruments by the state. Steelman elected not to run again for State Treasurer and made an unsuccessful bid for Governor in 2008.
In 1998 and 2002, Steelman was elected to serve as the Senator for the 16th State Senatorial District. As a member of the State Senate, Steelman served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce and the Environment. She served as a member of the Senate Committee on Aging, Families, Mental and Public Health; a member of the Senate Committee on Education; and a member of the Senate Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight.
Steelman also served on the Missouri Consolidated Health Plan Board of Trustees; the Joint Task Force on Terrorism, Bio-Terrorism and Homeland Security; and the Joint Committee on Rules.
Previously, Steelman served as deputy director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources – Division of Geology and Land Survey.
Steelman also worked as an economist for the Department of Revenue and as an adjunct professor in economics at Lincoln University. She served as an investment broker and as the director of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program in Rolla, a not-for-profit organization that matches children in need of attention with volunteer mentors.
For the last few years Sarah has been active in grassroots politics. She is a board member on the Missouri Club for Growth. She is a contributor to FUJAH magazine. She also served as a consultant for Empowerment Financial Group and taught a political science class in leadership and public policy change at Missouri State University in their Executive in Residence program.
Sarah Steelman stands for honesty, integrity, and values. She will fight for America!
During the recent senate run, grassroots volunteers were very excited about Steelman and worked very hard to try to get her elected. Unfortunately, we did not win this battle. However, the grassroots enthusiasm for Sarah Steelman is still there and it can be used to win this seat in the special election if you could find it in your heart to use your vote to give her (and us) a chance to fight.
AGU is very proud of our volunteers and their success in the last two elections. In the 2010 election cycle we achieved a 67% success rate with our candidates, followed by a 66.2% success rate in the 2012 election.
We are ready to answer the call again and help Sarah Steelman win.
American Grizzlies United
Our work continues…
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