|Member of the Arizona Senate|
from the 12th district
January 9, 2017 – January 7, 2019
|Preceded by||Andy Biggs|
|Succeeded by||Eddie Farnsworth|
|Member-elect of the Arizona House of Representatives|
from the 12th district
January 7, 2019
January 14, 2013 – January 9, 2017
|Preceded by||Jerry Weiers|
|Succeeded by||Travis Grantham|
Warren Petersen is an American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona Senate representing District 12, succeeding former Speaker Andy Biggs. He formerly was a State Representative, also representing District 12.
In 2012, with incumbent Republican Representative Jerry Weiers retiring and Steve Montenegro redistricted to District 13, Petersen ran in the three-way August 28, 2012, Republican primary. Incumbent Representative Eddie Farnsworth placed first, Petersen placed second with 12,500 votes, and former state Senator Larry Chesley placed third. Farnsworth and Peterson were unopposed in the November 6, 2012, general election, with Farnsworth placing first and Petersen taking second with 52,590 votes.
In 2014, Petersen and Farnsworth were unopposed in the primary, with Petersen placing first with 16,442 votes and Farnsworth placing second with 15,351 votes. In November, there was a three-way general election with Petersen taking first with 34,784 votes, Farnsworth taking second with 32,843 and Rothans receiving 18,446 votes for third place.
In 2013, he was named Free Market Champion by the Arizona Free Enterprise Club. The Goldwater Institute named Petersen a Top Five Scoring Legislator in its 2013 legislative report card.  In 2016, Petersen was named Legislator of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Business.
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- "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 General Election November 6, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 11. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
- "Petersen wins Free Market Champion Award". Arizona Daily Independent. Retrieved Jan 12, 2014.
- "2013 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's Fifty-First Legislature, First Regular Session" (PDF). Goldwater Institute. Retrieved Jan 12, 2014.
- Grisham, Stephanie. "Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF).
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