Blaine Luetkemeyer

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Blaine Luetkemeyer
Blaine Luetkemeyer.jpg
U.S. House, Missouri, District 9
Incumbent
In office
1999-2005, January 3, 2009-2011
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position (current service)5
Years in position (previous service)6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Missouri Tourism Director
2005-2008
Missouri House of Representatives from the 115th district
1999-2005
Education
Bachelor'sLincoln University
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1952
Place of birthJefferson City, Missouri
ProfessionBanker, Rancher, Business Owner
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Blaine Luetkemeyer (b. May 7, 1952) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri. Luetkemeyer was elected by voters from Missouri's 9th congressional district.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Luetkemeyer is a "moderate Republican leader".[1]

Biography

Luetkemeyer was born in Jefferson City, Missouri. He earned a B.A. in political science and a minor in business administration from Lincoln University in 1974.[2]

Career

Luetkemeyer operates a 160-acre farm. He has also been a small businessman, having been in the banking and insurance business. He has also served as a bank regulator for the state of Missouri earlier in his career.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Luetkemeyer serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Blaine Luetkemeyer voted with the Republican Party 95.4% of the time, which ranked 19th among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[5]

Elections

2012

Luetkemeyer is seeking re-election in 2012. Due to redistricting, he will be running in Missouri's 3rd congressional district.[6]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Luetkemeyer was re-elected to the United States House for a seventh non-consecutive term. He defeated Christopher W. Dwyer (Libertarian), Clifford Jeffery Reed (Write-in), and Ron Burrus (Write-in).[7]

United States House, Missouri General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Luetkemeyer Incumbent 77.4% 162,724
     Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer 22.3% 46,817
     Write-in Clifford Jeffery Reed 0.4% 748
     Write-in Ron Burrus 0% 69
Total Votes 210,358

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Luetkemeyer's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Luetkemeyer was re-elected to the U.S. House for a seventh non-consecutive term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,358,842 and spent $737,857.[8]

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Personal

Luetkemeyer and his wife, Jackie, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of three children, Trevor, Brandy, and Nikki, and one granddaughter, Riley. He is a native of St. Elizabeth.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kenny Hulshof
U.S. House of Representatives Missouri, District 9
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri Tourism Director
2005-2008
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Don Steen
Missouri House of Representatives - District 115
1999-2005
Succeeded by
Rodney Schad