Blaine Luetkemeyer

Blaine Luetkemeyer ( born May 7, 1952 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an American politician. Since 2009 he represents the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Blaine Luetkemeyer studied until 1974 at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. In the following years he was a private businessman. He also worked in the banking industry and as a rancher. Moreover, he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1999 and 2005 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Missouri. In 2004, he ran unsuccessfully for the post of Minister of Finance of Missouri. From 2006 to 2008 he was director of the Tourism Commission of that State.

In the congressional elections of 2008, Luetkemeyer was the ninth constituency of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Kenny Hulshof on January 3, 2009. According to previously re-election, he can exercise his mandate in Congress today. Since the state of Missouri loses a district in the next election and his former district is affected, he would have to become re-elected, a candidate in another constituency.

Luetkemeyer is a member of the Finance Committee and in two of its subcommittees. Within his party, he has been a supporter of the Tea Party movement member of the Tea Party Caucus.