Thomas Conrad Hoefling
Omaha, Nebraska - December 20, 1960
Lawrence Conrad Hoefling of Odebolt, Iowa
Lois Gillespie Hoefling of Omaha, Nebraska
Married to Siena Stone Hoefling
Tom is the proud father of ten, foster father to two, father-in-law to two, and the grandfather of two.
Matthew Conrad Hoefling, age 31
Matt and his wife Christina Ballard Hoefling are residents of Idaho, and are the parents of Audrey, 7, and Abigail, 6. Matt is an Iraq war veteran, and continues to serve his country and his state in the National Guard.
Katherine Hoefling Marshall, age 28
Katie and her husband Tim Marshall are residents of Lohrville, Iowa. She is a production supervisor with the Farner-Bocken Company in Carroll.
Timothy Thomas Hoefling, age 20
Tim graduated last spring from Southern Cal High School in Lake City, Iowa, and now attends Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, while working at the Farner-Bocken Company in Carroll.
Elijah James Hoefling, age 8
Sebastian Dean Hoefling, age 6
Samuel Isaac Hoefling, age 5
Grace Ann Hoefling, age 3
Caleb Conrad Hoefling, age 1
Tom is also foster father to his niece Samantha Kennedy, 27, and nephew Christopher Kennedy, 24, of Woodbury County, Iowa.
Two of Tom's five children from his first marriage to Gail Haberl, Casey Conrad Hoefling and Hannah Marie Hoefling, passed away in infancy.
Tom Hoefling was raised in Ralston, Nebraska and attended public schools there.
Tom is a long-time national conservative political activist, writer, publisher, organizer, and consultant. He is known primarily for his pro-life work and his defense of traditional marriage. He has also been a long-time advocate for the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, private property rights, economic liberty, fundamental tax reform, secure borders, and the maintenance of American sovereignty and security through a Reaganite peace through strength foreign policy.
Tom is the primary author of the Equal Protection for Posterity Resolution, which is revolutionizing how Americans look at what must be done to stop the abortion holocaust.
He was closely associated politically for many years with former Reagan administration official and U.N. Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes.
In 2008 Tom Hoefling, along with many stalwart Reagan conservatives from across the country, founded America's Party, a long-term project designed to rebuild principled government of the people, by the people, and for the people, without regard to political party affiliation.
In February of 2012, America's Party, in convention, nominated Tom Hoefling to be its standard-bearer for the office of President of the United States.
On December 2, 2013 Tom Hoefling announced his intention to seek the 2014 Republican nomination for Iowa Governor. On March 14, 2014 he submitted the legally-required petition signatures for his name to be included on the June 3rd Republican gubernatorial primary ballot. His candidacy was certified by the Secretary of State's office the next day.
Tom went on to garner more than 26,000 votes, or nearly 17%, in the June 2014 primary, running against the longest-serving governor in American history, Terry Branstad.
Since then, Tom has continued his national, state, and local efforts to strongly urge his fellow citizens to return to the moral and constitutional basis of American liberty and self-government.