The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


19 Lutherans in Congress

The 109th Congress includes 19 Lutherans, reports the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Washington, D.C., the ELCA's federal public policy advocacy office. All are ELCA members unless otherwise noted.

Senators are:

Conrad Burns, R-Mont.;

Byron L. Dorgan, D-N.D.;

Tim Johnson, D-S.D.

U.S. representatives are:

Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio;

Lois Capps, D-Calif.;

John R. Carter, R-Texas;

Norman D. Dicks, D-Wash.;

Darlene Hooley, D-Ore.;

Ron Kind, D-Wis. (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod);

Tom Latham, R-Iowa;

Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.;

Jim Nussle, R-Iowa;

Michael Oxley, R-Ohio;

Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn.;

Thomas E. Petri, R-Wis.;

Dave Reichert, R-Wash. (Lutheran Church ­– Missouri Synod);

Martin Olav Sabo, D-Minn.;

John M. Shimkus, R-Ill. (LCMS);

Bill Shuster, R-Pa.


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