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Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer of St. Elizabeth in Miller County, now representing Missouri’s District 3, may be lacking in flamboyancy, but he’s good fit with the people he represents. He walks and talks the pace and language of people in his district. He is a Republican.
He’s a small businessman and farmer who has been successful the old-fashioned way — by working hard. His values are the same as people in the district. He served in the Missouri House for six years and then was appointed director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, gaining useful experience and continuing to learn more about the state.
Luetkemeyer was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 in what then was the 9th District. It became the 3rd District under redistricting after the 2010 census. He currently is serving on the powerful House Financial Services Committee. He previously served on the Agriculture Committee, Small Business Committee and Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He has received numerous business and agriculture awards. He also has been given many endorsements. The endorsements include the Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Right to Life, NRA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Missouri Corn Growers group.
He was re-elected to Congress in 2010, receiving 70 percent of the vote. This farmer/businessman knows the district and its people. He understands job creation and the need for economic development. His views reflect a conservative agenda across the board.
Luetkemeyer is seeking a third term. He’s gaining stature in the House. We need to keep him there.