David Luechtefeld

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David Luechtefeld
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Illinois State Senate District 58
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 20
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. Louis University (1962)
Master'sSouthern Illinois University (1970)
Date of birthNovember 8, 1940
Place of birthLively Grove, Illinois
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
David Luechtefeld is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate. He has represented the 58th district since 1995 and currently serves as an Assistant Minority Leader. Luechtefeld graduated from Saint Louis University with his Bachelor's Degree in 1962 and with his Master's Degree from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in 1970.

Luechtefeld is a retired coach and teacher.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Luechtefeld has been appointed to these committees:


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


Campaign themes


Luechtefeld's campaign website lists the following issues:[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


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

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



See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Luechtefeld is running for re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 58 in the 2012 election. Luechtefeld was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, and faces Michael J. Bigler in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]


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.[6]

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.[7]


On November 7, 2006, Democrat David Luechtefeld won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 58. He ran unopposed receiving 53,481 votes.[8]

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

Campaign donors


In 2010, Luechtefeld received $424,083 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]


In 2006, Luechtefeld collected $219,567 in donations.[10]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Education Association $6,000
Harrisonville Telephone Co. $5,000
Market Place $4,949
Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois $3,500
Caterpillar $3,500
Dynegy Inc. $3,500
Tom D. Adams J. D. & Associates LTD $3,000
Ameren $3,000
Veolia Es Technical Solutions $3,000
Peabody Investments $2,900
George Obernagel $2,470
AT&T $2,000
Illinois Independent Telephone Association $2,000
Illinois Realtors Association $2,000
Illinois State Medical Society $2,000
Illinois Merchants Association $2,000
Altria $2,000
Illinois State Dental Society $1,650
Luhr Bros Inc. $1,650
Monsanto $1,500

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District 58

Luechtefeld represents Illinois Senate District 58. District 58 includes South Central Illinois[11].


David is married to Florence Luechtefeld. They have four children and reside in Okawville, Illinois.

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Illinois Senate District 58
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