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Luechtefeld won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 58. Luechtefeld was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, and defeated [[Michael J. Bigler]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/EIPdfViewer.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=33&ElectionType=GE&ElectionDate=11%2f6%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=STATE+REPRESENTATIVE%2fSTATE+SENATOR&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cvwCandidates.Sequence%2c+BracketID%2c+vwCandidates.ID&ReportType=MediaReport&ReportFileName=CanMedia.rpt& ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' 2012 General Election Candidate List, retrieved August 4, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Senator-Jones-and-Senator--128051348.html ''WSIL TV,'' "Senator Jones and Senator Luetchefeld Face Off for New District 58," August 18, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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Luechtefeld won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 58. Luechtefeld was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, and defeated [[Michael J. Bigler]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/EIPdfViewer.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=33&ElectionType=GE&ElectionDate=11%2f6%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=STATE+REPRESENTATIVE%2fSTATE+SENATOR&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cvwCandidates.Sequence%2c+BracketID%2c+vwCandidates.ID&ReportType=MediaReport&ReportFileName=CanMedia.rpt& ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' 2012 General Election Candidate List, retrieved August 4, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Senator-Jones-and-Senator--128051348.html ''WSIL TV,'' "Senator Jones and Senator Luetchefeld Face Off for New District 58," August 18, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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David Luechtefeld
David Luechtefeld.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 58
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Louis University (1962)
Master'sSouthern Illinois University (1970)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 8, 1940
Place of birthLively Grove, Illinois
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Luechtefeld is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 58 and serving as Assistant Minority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Luechtefeld earned his Bachelor's from Saint Louis University in 1962 and his Master's from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in 1970. His professional experience includes working as a teacher and coach.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Luechtefeld served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Education, Minority Spokesperson
Executive
Executive Appointments
Higher Education
Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Luechtefeld served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Luechtefeld served on these committees:[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Luechtefeld's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • "Sound economic policies that attract new jobs"
  • "Incentives for existing business owners to keep their firms in Illinois and expand job opportunities"
  • "Common-sense budget reforms that cut wasteful spending while maintaining core services and respecting the contributions of critical front-line workers"
  • "Significant ethics reforms to clean up state government and remove the stain of Blagojevich-era policies"
  • "The prevention of job crushing taxes"

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

David Luechtefeld endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Luechtefeld won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 58. Luechtefeld was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, and defeated Michael J. Bigler (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois State Senate, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Luechtefeld Incumbent 60.5% 56,707
     Democratic Michael J. Bigler 39.5% 37,087
Total Votes 93,794

2010

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Luechtefeld won re-election to the 58th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate against Democrat Jeremy Randal Walker.[7]

Illinois State Senate, District 58 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Luechtefeld (R) 43,719 62.28%
Jeremy Randal Walker (D) 26,480 37.72%

The election took place on November 2, 2010. Luechtefeld ran unopposed in the Republican primary election on February 2nd.[8]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat David Luechtefeld won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 58. He ran unopposed receiving 53,481 votes.[9]


Illinois State Senate, District 58 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Luechtefeld (D) 53,481

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Luechtefeld is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Luechtefeld raised a total of $3,950,681 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[10]

David Luechtefeld's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 58 Won $296,714
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 58 Won $424,083
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 58 Not up for election $219,567
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 58 Won $325,768
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 58 Not up for election $264,521
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 58 Won $527,764
2000 Illinois State Senate, District 58 Not up for election $125,956
1998 Illinois State Senate, District 58 Won $874,607
1996 Illinois State Senate, District 58 Won $891,701
Grand Total Raised $3,950,681

2012

Luechtefeld won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Luechtefeld raised a total of $296,714.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Luechtefeld's campaign in 2012
Illinois Education Association$18,500
Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois$8,458
Altria$7,000
Illinois State Dental Society$6,250
Operating Engineers Local 150$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$296,714
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Luechtefeld won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Luechtefeld raised a total of $424,083.

2008

Luechtefeld was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Luechtefeld raised a total of $219,567.

2006

Luechtefeld won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Luechtefeld raised a total of $325,768.

2004

Luechtefeld was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Luechtefeld raised a total of $264,521.

2002

Luechtefeld won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Luechtefeld raised a total of $527,764.

2000

Luechtefeld was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Luechtefeld raised a total of $125,956.

1998

Luechtefeld won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Luechtefeld raised a total of $874,607.

1996

Luechtefeld won election to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Luechtefeld raised a total of $891,701.

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[11][12]

2012

Luechtefeld received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012. He did not receive a letter grade for his score because he was not present for enough of the selected votes.[12]

Personal

Luechtefeld and his wife, Florence, have four children.

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