2023 Quad Cities Reception
Join Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann for a conversation with former Rep. & Lt. Col. Tulsi Gabbard.
Chairman Jeff Kaufmann will be joined by former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to discuss her service to our country in Congress and in the U.S. Army as a Lt. Colonel.
Former Congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is a combat veteran with three deployments to the Middle East and Africa. She currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves working as a Civil Affairs Officer
Tulsi first served in elected office in the Hawaii State House of Representatives when she was 21 years old. Due to the attacks on 9/11, she enlisted in the Army National Guard. In 2004, she gave up an easy re-election campaign and volunteered to deploy to Iraq with the 29th Brigade Combat Team where she served in a medical unit.
After returning home in 2006, Tulsi worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative aide to the late Senator Danny Akaka, who was Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. She then volunteered for a second Middle East deployment as a Platoon Leader.
Having experienced firsthand the true cost of war, Tulsi ran for United States Congress at age 31, vowing to honor the lives and sacrifice of her brothers and sisters in uniform. She prevailed in a difficult election and went on to serve in Congress for eight years as a member of the Armed Services, Homeland Security, and Foreign Affairs Committees. Foregoing a run for re-election to Congress in 2020, she ran for president in the Democratic Party.
Last October, Tulsi announced she was leaving Democratic Party. Tulsi puts country before party and approaches every issue, domestic and foreign, based on ensuring the safety, security, and freedom of the American people. In 2022, Tulsi was honored with the Resilience Award by Independent Women’s Forum for her work to preserve the integrity of Title IX and named named Patriot of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.
7077 Elmore Ave
Davenport, IA 52807
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