Michael Peterson (politician)

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Not to be confused with Mike Petersen (politician).

Michael J. Peterson (September 18, 1941 – February 18, 2014) was an American Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 37th district. He served from 1979 until 1990, and then again from 2005 until his death in 2014.[1]

Career[edit]

Peterson received his law degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law in 1971.[2] He then practiced law.[3]

Death[edit]

He died at the age of 72 on February 18, 2014, in a Kansas City-area hospital, following a long illness.[4]

Committee membership[edit]

  • Federal and State Affairs
  • Local Government
  • Elections

Major donors[edit]

The top 5 donors to Peterson's 2008 campaign:[5]

  • 1. Kansas Contractors Assoc $700
  • 2. Kansas Trial Lawyers Assoc $500
  • 3. Ruffin, Phil $500
  • 4. Sunflower Electric Power Corp $500
  • 5. Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $500

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael J. Peterson at kanfocus.com
  2. ^ Alumni Association-The University of Kansas-Rep. Michael Peterson (D-KS-32nd District)
  3. ^ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Michael Peterson Biography
  4. ^ State Rep. Mike Peterson of Kansas City dies after long illness; services not set
  5. ^ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions[dead link]

External links[edit]