David Luechtefeld

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David Luechtefeld
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Illinois State Senate District 58
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/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. 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

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:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Luechtefeld received $424,083 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

Illinois State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Luechtefeld's campaign in 2010
Illinois Republican Party$31,248
Illinois Education Association$28,688
Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte Of Illinois$23,824
Obernagel, George$11,150
The Market Place$7,150
Total Raised in 2010 $424,083

2006

In 2006, Luechtefeld collected $219,567 in donations.[11]

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[12].

Personal

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

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Preceded by
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Illinois Senate District 58
1995–present
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