Amanda Grosserode was born in 1975, the third of four children of John and Conni Grieser. The Griesers, self-employed custom hayers and ranchers, lived in rural central Nebraska. Family, faith, and hard work were values embraced in the Grieser home.
After graduating from Broken Bow High School, Amanda attended Nebraska Christian College where she earned an Associateís Degree. She then transferred to nearby Wayne State College where she graduated with a Bachelorís Degree in Elementary Education.
Prior to graduation at Wayne State, Amanda and her husband, Chad, moved to Lenexa, Kansas for Chadís new job in Overland Park. Amanda completed her student teaching in the Blue Valley School District. Following student teaching, she taught 5th grade in the Shawnee Mission School District until the birth of her two children.
Beginning in February 2009, Amanda led the outcry mobilized in the tea party movement in Johnson County against big government, the escalating national debt, and the governmentís encroaching involvement in the free market. She has advocated for fiscal responsibility in government, a return to free market principles in governmentís relationship with the private sector, and lowering the tax burden on both individuals and small businesses.
Faced with consistent misrepresentation not just from Congressman Dennis Moore, but also by her State Representative, on these issues and many others, Amanda was compelled to increase her service at the state level by filing to run against Democrat Representative, Gene Rardin.
Amanda and her husband, Chad, have lived in Lenexa for the last 16 years. They are the proud parents of sons, Grant and Logan. They are members of Legacy Christian Church.