Great-grandpa Buehler taking in hay, farm near Odebolt
Tom's dad with his parents, Mary (Buehler) and Harold Hoefling, Odebolt, abt. 1933
Tom (L) at the Hoefling family farm in Odebolt, with sister Sally (R) and baby cousin, abt. 1966
Tom and Siena
Tom and Siena, with oldest kids and Sally's daughter
Tom at the southern border with Rep. Steve King and Alan Keyes
Alan Keyes and the Hoeflings
Tom and Siena
Tom Hoefling is a seventh-generation Iowan.
Tom Hoefling has Iowa roots dating back seven generations. On his mom’s side are some of the earliest settlers in Fremont County, in the far southwest corner of the state. On his Dad’s side are some of the earliest settlers in Odebolt, Sac County, in northwest Iowa. As teenagers, two great-great grandfathers fought for the Union in the Civil War before finding their permanent homes on the farm near Odebolt, the hometown of many of Tom’s family members, and the place his father was born.
Tom Hoefling was born in Omaha, Nebraska, where his dad moved to work after coming back from his service in the Korean War. From infancy until kindergarten, Tom was raised in Carter Lake, Iowa, and then Early, Iowa, and Climbing Hill, Iowa, before attending school in Ralston, Nebraska. Well-traveled, he has visited all forty-eight contiguous states, but has lived most of his adult life in Iowa -- including the last twenty-two years in Lohrville, in Calhoun County.
Tom and his wife, Siena, celebrated their fourteenth wedding anniversary last December. Since their marriage, their home has been in Lohrville, where they have raised their seven young children. Tom also has five children from his first marriage, but two passed away in early childhood. His three living adult children live in Iowa and Idaho. He has four beautiful grandchildren, so far.
Tomis a seasoned national conservative political activist, writer, publisher, organizer, and consultant. He is known primarily for his efforts to abolish abortion, and his staunch 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.
He was closely associated politically for many years with former Reagan administration official and U.N. Ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes.
'Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.'
Tom Hoefling on Government:
"Just as 'good fences make for good neighbors,' good government is mainly about knowing where the legitimate boundaries are, and having the courage to defend those borders forcefully. This is true in terms of the defense of our territory, our security, and our national sovereignty, but it also applies to the sworn duty of all of those in government to equally protect the God-given, unalienable rights of each individual person, from their creation onward, their sacred obligation to stay well within the enumerated powers of our constitutions, and of the role legitimate government must play in balancing the competing rights and interests of the people, in order to establish justice."