Warren Petersen

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Warren Petersen
Warren Petersen by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 12th district
In office
January 9, 2017 – January 7, 2019
Preceded byAndy Biggs
Succeeded byEddie Farnsworth
Member-elect of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 12th[1] district
Assuming office
January 7, 2019
SucceedingEddie Farnsworth
In office
January 14, 2013 – January 9, 2017
Preceded byJerry Weiers
Succeeded byTravis Grantham
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Michelle Petersen

Warren Petersen[2] 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.[3] Farnsworth and Peterson were unopposed in the November 6, 2012, general election, with Farnsworth placing first and Petersen taking second with 52,590 votes.[4]

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.

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In 2013, he was named Free Market Champion by the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.[5] The Goldwater Institute named Petersen a Top Five Scoring Legislator in its 2013 legislative report card. [6] In 2016, Petersen was named Legislator of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Business.[7]


  1. ^ "Warren Petersen". Phoenix, Arizona. Arizona State Legislature. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Warren Petersen's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 Primary Election August 28, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 9 & 10. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Petersen wins Free Market Champion Award". Arizona Daily Independent. Retrieved Jan 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "2013 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's Fifty-First Legislature, First Regular Session" (PDF). Goldwater Institute. Retrieved Jan 12, 2014.
  7. ^ Grisham, Stephanie. "Arizona House of Representatives" (PDF).

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