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David Luechtefeld

Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 58th District

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    ilga.gov

    The Candidate: David Luechtefeld

    The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 58th District

    The Competition: Michael Bigler

    The Buzz: 71 year-old David Luechtefeld is a retired social studies teacher, athletic director and basketball and baseball coach. He has served as senator for the 58th District since 1995. He is a lead sponsor for medical malpractice reform legislation and has also worked towards increased crime legislation as well as funding for education.

    He is pro-life and an advocate for clean coal technology. Luechtefeld is a strong proponent for the 2nd Amendment. A bill he sponsored allowing in-state purchases of ammunition recently came under attack after a shooting that occurred Colorado.