William E. Peterson

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William E. Peterson
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 26th district
In office
Succeeded by Dan Duffy
Personal details
Born (1936-02-02) February 2, 1936 (age 82)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia Peterson
Profession educator

William E. Peterson (born February 2, 1936) is a former Republican member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 26th district from 1993 to 2009. He had also served as the Assistant Minority Leader. Peterson previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993. Peterson had announced that he would not seek reelection in 2008. Republican candidate Dan Duffy of Lake Barrington defeated Bill Gentes, the mayor of Round Lake, in the November 4, 2008 election.

Peterson is the longtime Supervisor for Vernon Township in Lake County, IL and he will continue holding this position after his retirement from the Senate in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ News-Sun Staff (July 17, 2007). "State Sen. Bill Peterson won't run again". Lake County News-Sun. Gurnee, Illinois. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved November 30, 2017. 

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