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Tony Luetkemeyer is the State Senator for the 34th Senatorial District, representing Buchanan and Platte Counties. Sen. Luetkemeyer was elected to the Missouri Senate in the November 6, 2018 general election, after winning the August 7, 2018 primary.
Sen. Luetkemeyer was born and raised in Missouri. A fifth-generation Missourian, Sen. Luetkemeyer grew up in a small farming community in Southeast Missouri and was proudly educated in the local public schools. His father, a career civil servant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and his mother, a nurse, were strong influences who taught Sen. Luetkemeyer and his two sisters the importance of serving others and giving back to their communities.
After graduating from high school, Sen. Luetkemeyer attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. During his junior year, he was elected Mizzou’s student body president. In that role, he advocated for students at MU to ensure their voices were heard by university administrators. It was also while campaigning for office that Sen. Luetkemeyer met his wife, Lucinda
During the summer after college, Sen. Luetkemeyer worked as a White House intern in the Domestic Policy Council under President George W. Bush. The expertise and commitment to public service displayed by White House staff showed Sen. Luetkemeyer how bright, motivated individuals can shape public policy and make a meaningful difference at the highest levels of government.
At the end of his summer in the Nation’s Capital, Sen. Luetkemeyer enrolled at the University of Missouri School of Law. While in law school, Sen. Luetkemeyer was appointed by Missouri Governor Matt Blunt to serve on the University of Missouri Board of Curators, the governing board for the UM System. In that role, Sen. Luetkemeyer fought to keep tuition and fees low for Missouri students and families and served as a voting member on the committee to hire a new university president.
After graduating from law school, Sen. Luetkemeyer clerked for a judge on the Missouri Supreme Court. He understands the importance of limited government and the individual rights and liberties protected by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. He currently practices law in Kansas City.
Sen. Luetkemeyer and his wife are residents of Parkville. They are active members of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Sen. Luetkemeyer is a member of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, National Rifle Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and Federalist Society. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, watching sports (particularly his Mizzou Tigers and KC Chiefs), and spending time outdoors with his wife and their dog.
- Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Legislative Appreciation Award, 2021
- Friend of the Missouri State Troopers Association Award, 2021
- Missouri Chamber of Commerce Business Champion, 2020
- U.S. Term Limits Champion of Term Limits Award, 2019
- Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Legislator of the Year, 2019
- Missouri Chamber of Commerce Freshman Legislator of the Year, 2019
- Missouri Chamber of Commerce Business Champion, 2019
- Associated Students of the University of Missouri Legislator of the Year, 2019
Elected to the Senate: 2018
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Chairman
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Joint Committee on the Justice System
Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Sentencing Advisory Commission