Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer. (R-Missouri)
CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) - Incumbent GOP U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer will return to Washington for a third term, this time representing a revamped and renumbered mid-Missouri district.
The St. Elizabeth Republican now hails from the 9th Congressional District. Starting in January, he will represent the 3rd District after defeating Democratic business owner Eric C. Mayer in Tuesday's general election. Westphalia resident Steven Wilson of the Libertarian Party finished third.
The new district stretches from western St. Charles County to Lake of the Ozarks and now includes Jefferson City, which had been part of the 4th District.
Missouri loses its ninth district because of population declines in the latest U.S. Census.
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