Hulshof to Speak About Iraq

One week after being reelected to Congress, U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof will speak at William Woods University Tuesday. He will give the Washington perspective to the “Imminent Military Engagement with Iraq.”


The congressman’s speech, which is free and open to the public, will be at 6 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium. Hulshof was invited to speak on campus by Rick Hocks, assistant professor of English, who will provide opening remarks.


Elected to represent Missouri’s 9th District in Congress in 1996, Hulshof was voted into his fourth term on Tuesday. In his first term, the congressman secured a seat on the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over matters relating to taxation, Medicare, Social Security, trade and welfare reform.


His leadership was further recognized when his freshman colleagues selected him to serve as president of the Republican Freshman Class of the 105th Congress.


Hulshof is a member of the House Committee on Ethics and the House Policy Committee. He is chairman of the Retirement Security, Capital Markets and Tax Policy Subcommittee.


He earned his B.S. at the University of Missouri and his law degree at the University of Mississippi. He worked in both the public defender and prosecuting attorney’s offices in Cape Girardeau and was a special prosecutor for the Missouri State Attorney General’s office before being elected to Congress.


In 1998, Hulshof was the May commencement speaker at William Woods University and received the honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, from WWU.