Luke Messer is the Congressman for Indiana's 6th Congressional District, a large 19-county region stretching from Delaware County at the top, to Jefferson and Switzerland Counties along the beautiful Ohio River.
Luke hit the ground running when elected to Congress in 2012 and quickly established himself as an emerging leader. In his first term, he was elected President of the Freshman Class by his peers. In just his 2nd term, Luke was elected the House Republican Policy Chair - the Conference's 5th ranking leadership position. He was recently re-elected to serve as Policy Chair in the 115th Congress. He also serves on the House Financial Services and House Education & Workforce committees where he works on issues ranging from K-12 education to banking reform. Luke also founded the Congressional School Choice Caucus, which now has 25 members.
Prior to Congress, Luke Messer served as an Indiana State Legislator, led a not-for-profit as President and CEO, and gained business experience as a partner in two law firms. Luke graduated summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa from Wabash College and earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University where he served on the Law Review.
Luke met his wife Jennifer on a blind date over sixteen years ago. They are the proud parents of two daughters, one son and two dogs. Luke and his wife are also the author and illustrator of a children's book about Indiana entitled "Hoosier Heart."
An ex-middle linebacker who played at both Greensburg High School and Wabash College, Luke is a youth sports coach and avid fan of Indiana's sports teams. He describes his favorite ball clubs as "my kid's teams, the Indianapolis Colts and whoever is playing against the New England Patriots."