Mike Petersen (politician)

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Mike Petersen
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 28th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1960-10-05) October 5, 1960 (age 59)[1]
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Shelby Petersen
ResidenceWichita, Kansas
ProfessionIndustrial electrician

Mike Petersen (born October 5, 1960) is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing Kansas' 28th District since 2005.

He is an industrial electrician from Wichita, and is married to Shelby Petersen.

Committee assignments[edit]

Petersen serves on these legislative committees:[2]

  • Joint Committee on Information Technology (chair)
  • Transportation (chair)
  • Utilities (Vice-Chair)
  • Joint Committee on Kansas Security
  • Clean Power Plan Implementation Study Committee
  • Judiciary
  • Telecommunications Study Committee
  • Assessment and Taxation
  • Transportation and Public Safety Subcommittee, Ways and Means



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.[3][4]


Petersen faced Jo Hillman in the 2016 Republican primary, winning with a margin of 74% to 25% of the vote.[5] In the general election, he defeated Keith Humphrey once again, winning by a margin of 9,915 to 9,353 votes.[6]


  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. ^ Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 Primary (official)," retrieved March 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Kansas Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
  5. ^ "August 2nd, 2016 Primary Election Official Results - Sedgwick County".
  6. ^ "November 8th, 2016 General Election Official Results - Sedgwick County".

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