Kenny Hulshof

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Kenny Hulshof is a former member of Congress

Kenny C. Hulshof, a Republican, represented Missouri's 9th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1997-2009.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Hulshof voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Republican removal from the House Ethics Committee

In 2004, Hulshof was a member of the House Ethics Committee at the time it was investigating then-Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas). The committee did not formally charge DeLay with any wrongdoing, but it did rebuke him for three separate actions that could have given the appearance of impropriety.[1] Many Republicans were furious at the perceived disloyalty to the party of the committee's Republican members, and Speaker Dennis Hastert replaced Hulshof along with Chairman Joel Hefley and Rep. Steve LaTourette at the beginning of the 109th Congress with members more loyal to the party leadership, including two who had given money to DeLay's legal defense fund.[2]


Hulshof was born May 22, 1958 in Sikeston, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri. Hulshof worked in the public defenders office and as a special prosecutor for the Missouri attorney general's office before running for Congress.

Congressional career

Hulshof was first elected to the U.S. House in 1996 after an unsuccessful attempt in 1994.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Duane Neil Burghard to face Hulshof in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Hulshof retained his seat.

2008 Missouri gubernatorial elections

In the wake of Missouri governor Matt Blunt's declaration that he would not seek a second term, on January 30th, 2008 Hulshof announced his entry into the Republican race for governor.[2] He is running as a Jefferson City outsider, and has the endorsement of the Missouri House Speaker.[3]

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)


DC Office:
412 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2956
Fax: 202-225-5712
Web Email

District Office- Columbia:
33 East Broadway Street, Suite 280
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573-449-5111
Fax: 573-449-5312

District Office- Hannibal:
201 North Third Street, Suite 240
Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone: 573-221-1200
Fax: 573-221-5349

District Office- Washington:
516 Jefferson Street
Washington, MO 63090
Phone: 636-239-4001
Fax: 636-239-1987

Articles and Resources


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Steve Kraske, "Hulshof joins race for governor",The Kansas City Star, retrieved January 30, 2008.
  3. Virginia Young, "Hulshof joins race for Mo. governor",The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, retrieved January 30, 2008.

External resources

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