Ames Conservative Breakfast this Thursday

The next Ames Conservative Breakfast is this Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, at The Pizza Ranch, 1404 Boston Ave., Ames, Iowa, from 7:00 am to 8:15 am. We will be paying respect to the U.S. Navy with 2 great speakers.

The first speaker will be State Representative Tom Shaw from Laurens, Iowa. Tom graduated from Laurens-Marathon School in 1979 and then enlisted in the United States Navy and attained the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. After 20 years of service he retired in 2002. He participated in numerous operations including Operation Desert Shield. He received a number of awards including the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), Good Conduct Medal (5), National Defense Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.

After his retirement, Tom and his wife moved back to his hometown and using his two-year degree in Criminal Justice, he joined the Laurens Police Department, where he was appointed Chief of Police in 2006.

Tom was elected to District 10, in 2010 and in 2012, and will not seek reelection after this term ends.  He currently serves on the following committees:  Ethics ( Vice Chair), Public Safety (Vice Chair), Agriculture, Natural Resources and Veterans Affairs.

The second speaker will be Scott Schaben, candidate for U.S. Senate. Scott was born in Harlan, Iowa and attended Carroll Kuemper Catholic High School, graduating in 1993. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1993 and served until his honorable discharge in 1999 so he could attend college. He is a graduate of Iowa State University, earning his B.S. degree in Marketing in May of 2003. After graduation, Scott worked as a sales professional in his family business until 2006 when he started his career in the automotive industry. Quickly working his way up in the business, he has served as a Sales Manager for a dealership in Ames since March of 2009.

Remember, your only cost is the buffet breakfast and drink.  Please bring a friend!

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