Stephen Luke

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His Excellency
Stephen Luke

Official portrait in 2022
2nd President of Dracul
Assumed office:
8 January 2022
Vice President Connor Modena
Predecessor Dmitri Howie
1st Vice President of Dracul
In office:
25 September 2017 – 8 January 2022
President Dmitri Howie
Predecessor Position established
Successor Connor Modena
Personal Information
Born 13 February 1991 (1991-02-13) (age 30)
Zimnicea Teleorman, Romania
Citizenship  United States
Residence Houston, Texas
Occupation Private Security
Religion Christianity
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Coast Guard
Dracul Army Air Corps
In service 2011-2013 (USCG)
2017-2020 (CDAP)
2021 (DAAC)
Rank Auxiliary Member (USCG)
Major General (DAAC)
Unit Flotilla 81-06-10 (USCG)
Commands 1st Special Ops. Wing (DAAC)
Battles/wars Rebellion of 2018
Awards Order of the Snowflake
Noble Order of the Sword
Citation of the Dragon (Gold)
Citation of the Dragon (Silver)
Guardian of Dracul
2 Year Service, Tier I
Certificate of Commendation (2021)

Sir Stephen Luke CGD CSD KNS KtS KGH GCrV OOD is a Draculian micronationalist and statesman, who is currently serving as the 2nd President of the Commonwealth of Dracul. Luke has been known in the community for his professional demeanor, campaigns against suicide awareness and hosting events, such as MicroWorkshop 2021. On 25 September 2017, Luke helped establish Dracul with original Co-founders Dmitri Howie and Mark Millner.

Early life

Stephen Luke was born on 13 February 1991 in the City of Zimnicea, Romania as the only child. At six weeks old, Luke was adopted by Americans, who brought him to their home in Galveston, Texas for a better life. Luke began his interest in politics and history, while attending High School in Friendswood.

Micronational career

Luke began his interest in Micronations in 2016, while watching YouTube Videos and reading forums. It wasn't until the end of 2017 when Luke proposed to founder Dmitri Howie, about the idea of creating their own micronation.

Vice Presidency

When Luke started Dracul in 2017 with co-founder Dmitri Howie, Luke decided that he'd rather work behind the scenes, before serving in a higher position. Throughout most of his time as VP, he led Dracul as "Acting President", since Howie mostly remained inactive. In 2020, Luke decided to run in the 2021 elections as a Presidential Candidate, with his running mate Whisper Williams as his Vice Presidential Candidate. After some negotiation, Luke eventually decided, at the end of 2020, to run his campaign on the Dracul Conservative Party ticket after having been asked to by party leader Charles Ross. During his time as Vice President, Stephen has garnered a reputation within the micronational community specifically amongst long-time and older micronationalists for his professionalism and work towards ensuring a level of maturity among the younger micronations within Dracul’s diplomatic realm.

2021 Presidential Candidacy

Luke announced his 2021 Presidential Candidacy in 2020, stating he would "Jumpstart Dracul for Good", due to a high level of inactivity on the part of Government Officials and Citizens. Although his plans haven't fully been announced, Luke saw his Vice Presidency as a true success. Connor Modena was announced as his Vice President nominee. On 8 November 2021, Luke won the Presidency with 100% of the vote. Voter turnout was 42%.

Prezan Military Academy

Luke presenting diploma and ribbons to Christina I, part of Prezan's first class.

Luke began serving as an instructor for basic courses in June of 2021, due to his experience in the U.S. Coast Guard and Dracul military. Luke taught several courses, including military knowledge, customs, leadership, and many others. Luke was the first instructor to nominate an alumni as an instructor, Karl Frederick.

Personal life

Outside of micronationalism, Stephen Luke spends most of his time working in nonprofit organizations and storm spotting for the National Weather Service. Currently, Luke works as a security guard at a shopping mall in Houston, Texas.

Police Academy

Stephen Luke planned on becoming a police officer since high school in 2010. In 2011 and 2019, Luke attended police academies to complete that goal. Unfortunately due to health reasons, Luke resigned before graduation.

U.S. Coast Guard

Stephen Luke served in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary from 2011 to 2013. He mostly worked as a public affairs member, teaching water safety and vessel inspections to the general public.

Awards and Decorations

Draculian Ribbon bars of Stephen Luke
Ribbon of the Golden Dragon.svgRibbon of the Silver Dragon.svg
Ribbon of Air Service.svgRibbon of Mourning Detail.svgRibbon of Conflict Participation.svg
Ribbon of Color Guard Participation.svgRibbon of Attendance Award.svgRibbon of the Recruiter Award.svg
Ribbon of the 2 Year Service Award.svgRibbon of First Aid Certification.svgRibbon of the Weather Radar.svg

Foreign Ribbon bars of Stephen Luke
Order of Diplomacy (OOD).pngRibbon of the Noble Order of the Sword.svg
Ribbon of the Knight Commander Order of the Snowflake.svgRibbon bar of the Order of the Melting Mountain.svgOrder of the Vishwamitra - Ribbon.svg
Cross of Independence - Occidia - ribbon bar.svgOrder of Charlington ribbon.svgRibbon bar of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy.svg

See also