The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Tea Party leader to speak at Latta dinner

BOWLING GREEN — U.S. Representative Bob Latta welcomes potential presidential contender, Rep. Michele Bachmann, as the featured speaker at his 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner scheduled for Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at Sauder Village, Founder’s Hall located at 22611 State Route 2 in Archbold.

Congresswoman Bachmann is a three-term Republican from Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. She is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota and currently sits on the House Financial Services Committee and chairs the Tea Party Caucus.

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann

In only her first term, Congresswoman Bachmann developed a reputation as a “principled reformer” who stays true to her conservative beliefs while pushing for real reform of the broken ways of Washington.

She is a leading advocate for bipartisan earmark reform and tax relief and is a staunch opponent of wasteful government spending. She is among the leaders in the U.S. House pushing for increased energy exploration in the U.S. to provide much needed relief at the pump for hard-working Americans and put our nation on the path to energy independence.

Prior to serving in Congress, Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate, being first elected in 2000 and where she first championed the Taxpayers Bill of Rights. Prior to that, Bachmann spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney, working on hundreds of civil and criminal cases. That experience solidified Bachmann’s strong support for efforts to simplify the Tax Code and reduce tax burdens on family and small business budgets.

The Sixth Congressional District of Minnesota contains parts of six counties, stretching from Stillwater past St. Cloud, including suburbs of the Twin Cities, which encompasses one of the nation’s largest financial services sectors.

Bachmann is a graduate of Anoka High School and Winona State University, and she and her husband, Marcus, live in Stillwater, where they own a small business mental health care practice that employs 42 people. The Bachmanns have five children, Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition, the couple has opened their home to 23 foster children, which has inspired Congresswoman Bachmann to become one of Congress’ leading advocates for foster and adopted children.

Tickets are $25 per person and are now available on a first-come, first-served basis.  To purchase tickets, contact a county Republican Party chairperson. Area chairmen include Martin Burchfield in Van Wert County, Matt Gilmore in Mercer County, Fred Pieper in Paulding County and Lyle McKanna in Putnam County.

POSTED: 03/31/11 at 3:07 am. FILED UNDER: News