|U.S. House, Indiana, District 6|
|January 3, 2013 - Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Mike Pence (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Indiana House of Representatives|
|Birthday||Feb. 27, 1969|
|Place of birth||Evansville, Indiana|
|Profession||Executive Director of Hoosiers for Economic Growth|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Messer won election on November 6, 2012.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Messer is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.
Messer was born in Evansville, Indiana.
- Wabash College
- Vanderbilt University, J.D.
- 2010-present: President, Hoosiers for Economic Growth Network
- 2006-present: Practicing lawyer
- 2003-2006: Served in the Indiana House
- 2001-05: Executive director, Indiana Republican Party
- 1999: Legal counsel, House Government Reform and Oversight Committee
- 1998-99: Legal counsel, Reps. Dan Burton, R-Ind., and David McIntosh, R-Ind.
- 1997: Press secretary, Rep. Ed Bryant, R-Tenn.
- 1995-96: Legal counsel, Koch Industries
Messer serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Budget
- Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions
- Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
- Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Messer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 6th District. Messer defeated Bill Frazier, Travis Hankins, Don Bates, Jr., Joseph Van Wye, and Joe Sizemore in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Brad Bookout (D) in the November 6 general election.
|U.S. House, Indiana District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"|
|U.S. House, Indiana District 6 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Don Bates, Jr.||13.8%||10,913|
|Joseph Van Wye||1.3%||989|
Messer was endorsed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, with the decision announced by the organization's PAC, Indiana Chamber Congressional Action Committee. Messer also received endorsements from Indiana Right to Life PAC and the National Rifle Association (NRA). 
Comprehensive donor information for Messer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Messer raised a total of $116,947 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.
|Luke Messer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Indiana, District 6)||$116,947|
|Grand Total Raised||$116,947|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 6th Congressional District, 2012 - Luke Messer Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,116,947|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,085,529|
|Top contributors to Luke Messer's campaign committee|
|Lifeline Data Centers||$20,000|
|Ice Miller LLP||$17,650|
|Barnes & Thornburg||$13,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Messer missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Messer's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $210,006 and $684,999. That averages to $447,502, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.
Voting with party
Luke Messer voted with the Republican Party 97.4% of the time, which ranked 54th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.
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- Profile at Myspace
- National Journal "Indiana, 6th House District: Luke Messer (R)," November 6, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
- Luke Messer for Congress "Biography" Accessed February 3, 2012
- Pal Item "Governor Daniels Endorses Luke Messer in Sixth District Race" Accessed May 3, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
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- Luke Messer for Congress "LUKE MESSER / Indiana Chamber endorses Luke Messer – Courier Times 3.9" Accessed April 13, 2012
- Pal Item "Profiles of the Republican Candidates for the Sixth Congressional District" Accessed May 3, 2012
- Indiana Right to Life PAC "Indiana Right to Life PAC announces candidate endorsements in contested primaries " Accessed May 3, 2012
- National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund "Endorsements Indiana 2012" Accessed May 3, 2012
- Luke Messer "ALLEN SMITH ENDORSES LUKE MESSER FOR CONGRESS" Accessed April 23, 2012
- Courier Times "Except for loan, Messer still leads in fundraising" Accessed May 3, 2012
- Open Secrets "Luke Messer" Accessed April 7, 2013
- Open Secrets "Luke Messer 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- GovTrack, "Luke Messer," Accessed April 1, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Messer (R-Ind), 2011"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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