Janet Petersen

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Janet Petersen
Janet Petersen - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 18th district
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 47)
Beaverdale, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Brian Pattinson
Residence Des Moines, Iowa
Alma mater University of Northern Iowa
Drake University
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.

Petersen serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Government Oversight, Judiciary, State Government and Ways & Means committees. She also serves as the ranking member of the Commerce Committee.

Career[edit]

Before her election to the state legislature, Petersen worked for the '92 Clinton-Gore campaign, the American Heart Association, and Strategic America, a marketing communications firm.[1]

Since becoming a politician, much of her private work has focused on making Iowa “the safest place in the nation to have a baby”. In 2004, she helped launch a stillbirth registry project that brings in more than $2 million a year to find causes and cures of stillbirths.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2000 [2]
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 [3]
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 [4]
District 64
Democratic (newly redistricted) Janet Petersen* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [5]
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 [6]
District 64
Democratic hold Janet Petersen* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [7]
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 [8][9]
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
Iowa Senate elections, 2012 [10]
District 18
Turnout: 28,968
Democratic (newly redistricted) Janet Petersen Democratic 18,954 69.2
Jeff Chavannes Republican 8,455 30.8
Iowa Senate elections, 2016 [11]
District 18
Democratic hold Janet Petersen Democratic unopposed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About - State Senator Janet Petersen". Iowa Senate. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  2. ^ "June 6, 2000 - Primary Election" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 30. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  3. ^ "November 7, 2000 - General Election, Iowa Official Results, State House of Representatives" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-16. p. 16. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 34. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  5. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2004-12-06. p. 32. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  7. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  8. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held November 2, 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-12-16. p. 105. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  9. ^ "Sample Ballot, State Representative, District 64" (PDF). Polk County Auditor. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  10. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held November 6, 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2012-12-16. p. 29. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  11. ^ "Janet Petersen Elections". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 

External links[edit]

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