Janet Petersen

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Janet Petersen
Janet Petersen - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 18th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Liz Mathis
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 64th district
72nd (2001–2003)
In office
January 8, 2001 – January 13, 2013
Preceded by Jack Holveck
Succeeded by Bruce Bearinger
Personal details
Born (1970-08-01) August 1, 1970 (age 44)
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Brian Pattinson
Alma mater University of Northern Iowa
Drake University
Religion United Church of Christ
Website [1]

Janet Petersen (born August 1, 1970) is the Iowa State Senator from the 18th district. She has served in the Iowa Senate since 2013. Previously she served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. She received her BA from the University of Northern Iowa and her MA from Drake University.

As of October 2011, Petersen serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Human Resources, Transportation, and Ways and Means committees. She also serves as the ranking member of the Government Oversight and Joint Government Oversight committees and as a member of the Electronic Health Information Advisory Council.

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

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Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2000 [1]
District 72
Turnout: 3,228
Democratic Janet Petersen Democratic 1,897 58.8
Kevin McCarthy Democratic 1,289 39.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2000 [2]
District 72
Turnout: 13,701
Democratic hold Janet Petersen Democratic 8,843 64.5
Jeff Chavannes Republican 4,843 35.3
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [3]
District 64
Democratic (newly redistricted) Janet Petersen* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [4]
District 64
Turnout: 15,673
Democratic hold Janet Petersen* Democratic 9,876 63.0
Eric Goranson Republican 5,781 36.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [5]
District 64
Democratic hold Janet Petersen* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [6]
District 64
Turnout: 15,323
Democratic hold Janet Petersen* Democratic 10,259 67.0
Steve Svejda Republican 5,034 32.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [7][8]
District 64
Turnout: 12,376
Democratic hold Janet Petersen* Democratic 6,689 54.0
Dan Kennedy Republican 3,626 29.3
Vicki Stogdill Independent 1,490 12.0

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jack Holveck
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 72nd district

2001–2003
Succeeded by
Rich Arnold
Preceded by
Mark Smith
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 64th district

2003–2013
Succeeded by
Bruce Bearinger
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Liz Mathis
18th District
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent