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Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R)

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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-225-2956

Address: 2440 RHOB, DC 20515

State Office Contact Information

Phone: (573) 635-7232

Address: 2117 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City MO 65109

Washington MO

Phone: (636) 239-2276

Fax: (636) 239-0478

Address: 516 Jefferson Street, Washington MO 63090

Wentzville MO

Phone: (636) 327-7055

Fax: (636) 327-3254

Address: 113 East Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville MO 63385

Blaine Luetkemeyer Staff
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Appleton, Seth
Chief of Staff
Ketterer, Jeremy
District Office Director
Sanguinette, Meghan
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Mckenzie, Trey
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West, Lucas
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Weger, Kristina
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Brown, Chris
Deputy Chief of Staff
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Communications Director; Legislative Director
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Legislative Assistant
Weger, Kristina
Communications Director; Legislative Director
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Brown, Chris
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Ketterer, Jeremy
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Sanguinette, Meghan
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Smith, Tanner
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Stuart, Keri
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Weger, Kristina
Communications Director; Legislative Director
West, Lucas
Legislative Correspondent; Legislative Assistant
Appleton, Seth
Chief of Staff
Weger, Kristina
Communications Director; Legislative Director
Brown, Chris
Deputy Chief of Staff
Ketterer, Jeremy
District Office Director
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District Office Director
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Mckenzie, Trey
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Sanguinette, Meghan
Legislative Assistant
West, Lucas
Legislative Correspondent; Legislative Assistant
Trokey, Claire
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Blaine Luetkemeyer Biography
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  • Elected: 2008, 3rd term.
  • District: Missouri 3
  • Born: May. 07, 1952, Jefferson City
  • Home: St. Elizabeth
  • Education:

    Lincoln U., B.A. 1974

  • Professional Career:

    Loan officer, Bank of St. Elizabeth, 1978-2008; Pres., Luetkemeyer Insurance Agency, 1978-08; Dir., MO division of tourism, 2007-08.

  • Political Career:

    MO House, 1999-2005.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Catholic

  • Family: Married (Jackie); 3 children

Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer, first elected in 2008, has a firm political grip on a large swath of suburban and rural Missouri and has been mentioned as a future candidate for statewide office. He once worked in the banking business and remains a firmly conservative protector of the industry as a member of the Financial Services Committee. Read More

Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer, first elected in 2008, has a firm political grip on a large swath of suburban and rural Missouri and has been mentioned as a future candidate for statewide office. He once worked in the banking business and remains a firmly conservative protector of the industry as a member of the Financial Services Committee.

Luetkemeyer (LOOT-ka-myer) has Missouri roots that stretch back five generations. He grew up in St. Elizabeth, where his father worked as an insurance agent and then owned a bank. Luetkemeyer was a star high school baseball player, but his tryouts with the Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates were unsuccessful. He graduated from Lincoln University, a historically black college in Jefferson City, with a degree in political science. He and his wife settled on his great-grandfather’s farm in St. Elizabeth. In addition to farming, Luetkemeyer became involved in his family’s banking operations and founded the Luetkemeyer Insurance Agency.

Luetkemeyer was elected in 1999 to the Missouri House of Representatives, where he developed a reputation as a thoughtful legislator. He campaigned for Missouri treasurer in 2004 but lost in the Republican primary. In 2007, Luetkemeyer was appointed director of the Missouri Division of Tourism.

A year later, the 9th District House seat came open when Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof decided to run for governor to succeed retiring Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. Luetkemeyer entered a five-way GOP primary and was viewed by Republican politicos as the favorite. The conservative anti-tax group Club for Growth endorsed GOP state Rep. Bob Onder, although Luetkemeyer received a critical endorsement from Missouri Right to Life. Luetkemeyer trounced the competition with 40% of the vote.

In the general election, he faced state Rep. Judy Baker, a health care consultant from Columbia. Republicans did not think Baker’s liberal message would play well in the district’s conservative-leaning rural counties. Luetkemeyer ran as a social conservative opposed to abortion rights and same-sex marriage. He emphasized his farming background to the district’s largely rural constituency. He raised $2.8 million, two-thirds of it his own money; Baker raised $1.7 million. In the election, Baker managed to carry populous Boone County, but Luetkemeyer prevailed in the rural counties and those west of St. Louis. He won 50%-47.5%.

In the House, Luetkemeyer joined the Tea Party Caucus and established himself as a devout social and fiscal conservative. He successfully amended a House-passed bill in February 2011 barring the United States from contributing to the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which he said engaged in “dubious science.” Earlier, he told a tea party rally that most of conservative cable provocateur Glenn Beck’s controversial assertions “must be true, because nobody’s refuting” them. He dismissed President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus law as a “large-scale failure,” but the liberal think tank Center for American Progress noted that he later called “critical” a grant from the program in Frankford and joined Missouri lawmakers in requesting $100 million in stimulus money for a road project.

Luetkemeyer introduced a bill in February 2012 barring the Health and Human Services Department from forcing organizations to provide contraceptive and sterilization coverage in violation of their religious beliefs and blasted HHS six months later when it put a rule to the contrary in effect. “It is a sad day when our government completely disrespects Americans’ religious freedoms and conscience rights,” he said.

Following the Republican takeover of the House in 2010, Luetkemeyer won a seat on the Financial Services Committee. He and Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., got a bill into law in 2012 eliminating the physical fee-warning notices on automatic-teller machines in favor of having them displayed on-screen. Luetkemeyer also won House approval that year for a bill eliminating the requirement that banks mail customers annual privacy notices even if their privacy policies have not changed. And he organized conservative support for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which some on the right opposed as unnecessary government intervention. Earlier, he scorned the Democrats’ Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill as detrimental to small banks, saying in a Washington Times op-ed, “People on Main Street understand that community banks did not cause the financial crisis and that they already carry daunting regulatory burdens.”

Luetkemeyer coasted to reelection with 77% of the vote in 2010 over a libertarian candidate. Two years later, post-2010-census redistricting made his district, which once covered northeastern Missouri, into a central Missouri seat stretching from his home south of Jefferson City to the St. Louis suburbs. It removed the liberal college town of Columbia, and so became more Republican than it was before, helping him to win with 63% of the vote in 2012.

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Blaine Luetkemeyer Election Results
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2012 General
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R)
Votes: 214,843
Percent: 63.49%
Eric Mayer (D)
Votes: 111,189
Percent: 32.86%
Steven Wilson
Votes: 12,353
Percent: 3.65%
2012 Primary
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R)
Votes: 79,661
Percent: 100.0%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (77%), 2008 (50%)
Blaine Luetkemeyer Votes and Bills
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National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing voting. The liberal score means that the lawmaker’s votes were more liberal than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The conservative score means his votes were more conservative than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The composite score is an average of a lawmaker’s six issue-based scores. See all NJ Voting

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2013 2012 2011
Economic 23 (L) : 76 (C) 25 (L) : 74 (C) 10 (L) : 83 (C)
Social - (L) : 87 (C) 44 (L) : 55 (C) 17 (L) : 74 (C)
Foreign 5 (L) : 86 (C) 9 (L) : 86 (C) 9 (L) : 86 (C)
Composite 13.2 (L) : 86.8 (C) 27.2 (L) : 72.8 (C) 15.5 (L) : 84.5 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC90100
LCV66
CFG6265
ITIC-100
NTU7171
20112012
COC100-
ACLU-0
ACU7680
ADA00
AFSCME0-
Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Find AG in contempt
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
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