Lucas Dieckhaus, Washington, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to serve the citizens of Missouri’s 109th House District as their next State Representative.

The seat, which is currently held by State Rep. Paul Curtman, will be vacated when Curtman terms out of the Missouri House of Representatives after next year.

“Representative Curtman has served our area well for nearly seven years now,” Dieckhaus said. “I hope to continue his principled service and work hard to represent the people of northeast Franklin County.”

Dieckhaus added he has always had the desire to help and serve the community and has done so as a therapist and as a representative for the 109th District, he feels he will be able to continue serving his community, but on a larger scale.

Dieckhaus is a licensed professional counselor and currently works at Mercy Hospital Washington as a therapist.

He is a graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of Franklin County; he and his wife of ten years, Rachell, reside in Washington and are the parents of a seven-year-old son, Abelin, and are expecting their second child in January.

Dieckhaus and his family are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Washington.

Missouri’s 109th House District currently incorporates Union, Krakow, Labadie, Villa Ridge, St. Albans, and portions of Washington and Gray Summit.