Cotton to headline Story County GOP dinner


NEVADA, Iowa — The Story County Republican Party has announced that U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas will be the keynote speaker at the annual Judge Joseph Story Dinner. The dinner will be held at Cambridge City Center in Cambridge, Iowa on Thursday, July 7, 2022, with doors opening at 5:00 p.m.

“We are delighted to welcome Senator Cotton to Story County.” said Story County GOP Chairman Brett Barker. “With national security issues front and center again, we look forward to hearing from veteran and U.S. Senator, Tom Cotton.”

Cotton has served in the U.S. Senate since 2015, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2015. His committees include the Judiciary Committee, where he is a member of the Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism Subcommittee, the Intelligence Committee, and the Armed Services Committee, where he is a ranking member of the Air Land Power subcommittee. Cotton grew up on his family’s beef farm in Yell County, Arkansas. He graduated from Dardanelle High School, Harvard and Harvard Law School. After clerking with the United States Court of Appeals and practicing private law, he left the law due to the September 11 attacks and served nearly five years on active duty in the United States military as a as an infantry officer. Cotton served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between his two combat tours, he served with The Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Cotton’s military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and Ranger Tab.


The dinner is an annual tradition to celebrate Judge Joseph Story. Justice Story served on the United States Supreme Court from 1811 to 1845 and is the namesake of Story County.

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