David Luechtefeld

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David Luechtefeld
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Illinois State Senate District 58
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 20
Assistant Minority Leader
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
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


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 Appointments
Higher Education


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


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


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 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


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]


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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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


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


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."[12][13]


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.[13]

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District 58

Luechtefeld represents Illinois Senate District 58. District 58 includes South Central Illinois[14].


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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