Blaine Luetkemeyer

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U.S. Representative

Blaine Luetkemeyer (R)

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MO-03
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Small Business
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: N/a

Incumbent running: Yes, for a different seat

2012 candidates for MO-03

Confirmed: Blaine Luetkemeyer, Eric Mayer
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for MO-03)
On the Web
Official website


Blaine Luetkemeyer has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 9th district of the State of Missouri, since 2009.

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Positions, record and controversies

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Healthcare

Luetkemeyer supports solutions that encourage competition among healthcare providers and legislation that encourages health savings accounts and small business plans. He does not support a universal healthcare system. [1]

Immigration

Luetkemeyer supports ensuring that all who wish to come into our country abide by the rule of law, punishing businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants, eliminating taxpayer funding of all benefits for illegal immigrants,and increasing border security. He does not support the amnesty bills that have been considered by Congress. [1]

Taxes

Luetkemyer says he will support making the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 permanent, and he has pledged to end all Congressional earmarks. [1]

Second Amendment

He is a strong supporter of second Amendment rights, and the rights of hunters. He has been endorsed by the NRA in the past. [1]

Stem Cells and Abortion

Luetkemeyer has received a 100 percent pro-life rating from Missouri Right to Life. He is also opposed to using embryonic stem cells for research. [1]

Bio

Blaine Luetkemeyer lives in St. Elizabeth, MO, with his wife, Jackie, to whom he has been married for 32 years. He is a father of three and a grandfather of one. He is both a small businessman and a farmer. He owns the Luetkemeyer Insurance Agency and his family owns the Bank of St. Elizabeth. He graduated from Lincoln University with a degree of distinction in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. [2]

From 1999 to 2005, he was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives. During this time, he was appointed Chair of the Financial Services Committee. In 2000, he was elected by his colleagues to the post of House Republican Caucus Chairman. During his tenure in the state legislature, many conservative laws were passed, including a ban on partial-birth abortion, conceal-and-carry legislation, and workers' compensation reform. Also passed was the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, which Luetkemeyer co-sponsored and which was subsequently approved by 71 percent of the state's voters. [3]

In 2006, he was appointed as the Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism. In this capacity, he helped to initiate the Tour of Missouri cycling event, which is the largest sporting event in all of Missouri. [4]

2008 elections

Luetkemeyer was the Republican nominee seeking to replace Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R-Mo.) in the 2008 congressional elections. He won in primary elections which took place on August 5, 2008, and went on to defeat Democratic nominee Judy Baker in the November 4, 2008 general election.[5]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Orscheln Group$ 20,800
Independent Community Bankers of America$ 20,000
Leggett & Platt$ 19,100
Diamond Pet Foods$ 18,000
Cash America International$ 15,000
National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors$ 15,000
Ameren Corp$ 14,500
American Bankers Assn$ 12,750
Regions Financial$ 11,000
Farm Credit Council$ 10,500
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Blaine Luetkemeyer
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations

Committees

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Contact

DC office
  • 1740 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2956 Fax: 202-225-5712
    Webform email
District offices
  • 3610 Buttonwood Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, MO 65201
    Ph: 573-886-8929 Fax: (none entered)
  • 201 N. 3rd St., Suite 120, Hannibal, MO 63401
    Ph: 573-231-1012 Fax: (none entered)
  • 516 Jefferson St., Washington, MO 63090
    Ph: 636-239-2276 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

Articles and resources

Official website: http://www.blaineforcongress.com

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Blaine for Congress
  2. About Blaine, Blaine for Congress
  3. About Blaine, Blaine for Congress
  4. About Blaine, Blaine for Congress
  5. '’Missouri 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers", November 6, 2008


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