The Honorable Luke Messer

Principal - Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting


Luke Messer advises companies and other entities nationwide on federal regulatory and policy developments that impact their business practices. Drawing from a three-term tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, including four years as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, Luke understands the competing interests that shape federal government policy — and works to ensure business leaders have a voice in the process. He distills complicated federal government developments into prompt, precise messages that keep his clients ahead of the curve.

Executive Branch Advocacy

Luke advises on executive branch activity, including navigating interactions with agency leaders and regulators.

Federal Government Experience

Luke served as the U.S. Congressman for Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District from 2013 to 2019. During his tenure, he successfully authored and enacted legislation addressing banking, taxation, immigration, federal deregulation, foreign affairs and education issues. As chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, he led Committee hearings including Task Forces on: the Conservative Clean Energy Agenda, Women in the 21st Century Workforce, Law Enforcement, and the American Worker. Luke served on the House Committees on Financial Services; Education and the Workforce; Budget; and Foreign Affairs. He was founder and co-chair of the Congressional School Choice Caucus.

State Government Experience

Luke served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2003 to 2006. His legislative successes included sponsoring a nationally recognized high school dropout reform bill that raised Indiana’s graduation rate from 72 percent to more than 90 percent. The bill was featured in Time magazine.

He was appointed Floor Leader by the Speaker of the Indiana House and House surrogate for Governor Mitch Daniels.

Indiana Republican Party Leadership

Luke was executive director of the Indiana Republican Party from 2001 to 2005. Under his leadership, the Indiana GOP grew from five staffers and an annual budget of less than $1 million to an organization with more than 50 staff, 18 board members and an annual budget of more than $7 million.

Personal Interests

Luke enjoys spending time with his wife of 16 years, his three children and his three dogs. He teaches Sunday School and coaches youth sports — he was named McLean Youth Basketball 4th and 5th grade coach of the year. Luke is the author of Hoosier Heart, a children’s book about Indiana’s people, geography and culture.

Luke is a consulting professional within Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, and does not act as a lawyer for clients. Learn more about the Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting practice.






Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. Law Review (1994)

Wabash College
B.A. in Speech, summa cum laude, Phi Betta Kappa (1991)

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