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U.S. Congressman Chris Stewart to be keynote speaker at Lincoln Day Dinner and Fundraiser

Chris Stewart, U.S. Representative from Utah, is this year’s featured speaker at Oneida Lincoln Day Dinner to be held on Friday, April 14, 2023, in the Event Center at the Oneida County Fairgrounds.   

Congressman Stewart is a New York Times Bestseller author for his book, The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points That Saved the World, which he co-authored with his brother, U.S. district judge Ted Stewart. They also co-authored Seven Miracles that Saved America.  Steward has authored or co-authored 14 books of differing genres: techno-thrillers, historical novels, biographies and short stories. 

Stewart was born in Logan, Utah and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in economics before joining the United States Air Force and earning the rank of Major. In 1995, he was awarded the Mackay Trophy for “significant aerial achievement” for the combat capability operation known as Coronet Bat. On June of that year, he and a flight of two B-1s set the world record for the fastest nonstop flight around the world. 

After his military career, Stewart entered the private sector and was president and CEO of the Shipley Group, a consulting company that specializes in energy and environmental issues. Shipley also participates in government anti-terrorism training, corporate security and executive preparedness consulting. Stewart sold his majority ownership in Shipley Group in 2012 before being sworn in as a U.S. Congressman.

The Lincoln Day Dinner will be catered by the Iron Door Smokehouse of Malad. The community is invited to mingle and visit with Idaho officials and Idaho Legislators, as well as local officials. Special guest IDGOP Chair Dorothy Moon has been invited to give a short address. 

A silent auction will be conducted throughout the evening. Donated baskets, certificates, and many other items will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. Some special items will be reserved for the live auction that will be held at the close of the evening. Donations for the silent and live auctions are welcome. 

Local cowboy poet Matt Wray, who is Chair over the Lincoln Day Dinner and Fundraiser, will serve as auctioneer and MC. 

Everyone is invited to this special event. Admission tickets can be reserved and purchased by calling Bryan Kerr at 509-619-4624 or Karen Kerr at 509-528-8962. Checks can be sent to Karen Kerr at 4680 S. Old Hwy 191, Malad, Idaho 83252. Tickets can also be purchased through, which is the GOP’s State and National Party’s recommended fundraising pay system. For more information, and the available QR code, contact Karen Kerr. Payment will also be accepted at the door the day of the event.

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