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Blaine Luetkemeyer

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Blaine Luetkemeyer currently servers the 9th Congressional District of Missouri

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 (map).

Positions, record and controversies

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

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Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Blaine Luetkemeyer. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00030026&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Luetkemeyer will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

Blaine for Congress Inc
901 North College Avenue
Colombia, MO 65201
573-557-3301 - Jerry Doyle

Email: 2008blaine@gmail.com

Articles and resources

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

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  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


External resources

External articles

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Yes
Previous Political Work?
Missouri House of Representatives
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 3610 Buttonwood Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: 573-886-8929 / Fax: 573-886-8901
2. 201 N. 3rd St., Suite 120, Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone: 573-231-1012 / Fax: 573-231-1014
3. 516 Jefferson St., Washington, MO 63090
Phone: 636-239-2276 / Fax: 636-239-0478




Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.blaineforcongress.com/
Webform Email: / Email: 2008blaine@gmail.com

Campaign Offices:

1. PO Box 25, Holts Summit, MO
Phone: 573-557-3301 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: May 7, 1952