Luechtefeld, Dave

​Senator Dave Luechtefeld grew up on a dairy farm outside Okawville, Illinois, along with his two younger brothers. He discusses that experience at length, emphasizing the important role his parents played in instilling values and providing an example of hard work and integrity that has served him well for his entire life. He attended a country school while in grade school, and speaks of life without indoor plumbing and other modern amenities. Due to his 6 ft 7 in frame, he excelled in basketball and baseball in high school, and thus was able to attend college at St. Louis University of a full scholarship.