Invest in Education Foundation
From his prior service in Congress to his lifelong passion for coaching youth sports to his current career as a leading public policy advocate, Luke Messer lives by the simple principle: “Make a Difference!”
Today, Luke serves as the President of Invest in Education and a partner in the law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. At Invest in Education, he works every day to enact a $10 billion federal tax credit that would help give millions of children access to a high-quality school.
Luke served as the U.S. Congressman for Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District from 2013 to 2019, which included four years in elected House leadership and six years of service on the House Education & the Workforce Committee. During his tenure, Luke was founder and co-chair of the Congressional School Choice Caucus. He also successfully authored and enacted legislation addressing education, taxation, immigration, federal deregulation, foreign affairs and banking issues.
Prior to Congress, Luke served as a state legislator 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.
Luke’s leadership experience also includes service as the President and CEO of School Choice Indiana, where he helped pass major school choice legislation and usher in the largest state-based education reform movement in the country.
As a leader in the U.S. Congress and the Indiana State House, Luke Messer earned a reputation for civility, reaching across the aisle and getting results. Through that experience, Luke knows how to build bipartisan coalitions and drive policy outcomes.
In addition, Luke enjoys spending time with his wife of 20 years, his three children and his three dogs. As a youth coach, he was named McLean Youth Basketball 4th and 5th grade coach of the year. Luke is also the author of Hoosier Heart, a children’s book about Indiana’s people, geography, and culture.