Mike Petersen (politician)

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Not to be confused with Michael Peterson (politician).
Mike Petersen
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 28th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1960-10-05) October 5, 1960 (age 54)[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Shelby Petersen
Residence Wichita, Kansas
Profession industrial electrician

Mike Petersen is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing Kansas' 28th District since 2005.

An industrial electrician from Wichita, he is married to Shelby Petersen.

Committee assignments[edit]

Petersen serves on these legislative committees:[2]

  • Utilities (Vice-Chair)
  • Joint Committee on Information Technology (Vice-Chair)
  • Transportation
  • Reapportionment
  • Special Committee on KAN-ED Study Commission
  • Special Committee on Redistricting

Major donors[edit]

Some of the top contributors to Mike Petersen's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics were the Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Fourth District Republican Committee, Kansas Credit Union Association, Koch Industries, and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.[3] Political parties were his largest donor groups.



Petersen was unopposed in the 2012 Republican primary, winning 2,632 votes. He defeated Democratic nominee Keith Humphrey by a margin of 9,853 to 7,957 in the general election — a 52.7- to 47.3-percent margin. Humphrey had been unopposed in the Democratic primary, winning 980 votes.[4][5]


  1. ^ http://www.kanfocus.com/FMPro.php?-DB=House_Profiles_KS&-Lay=Contact&-format=Contact_Senate.html&Name=Mike%20Petersen,%20R-28th&-find
  2. ^ Profile of Mike Petersen, Kansas Legislature
  3. ^ Mike Petersen 2008 campaign contributions
  4. ^ Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 Primary (official)," retrieved March 11, 2013.
  5. ^ Kansas Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results

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