|Minnesota State Senate, District 35|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 49B|
|2011 - 2013|
|Birthday||February 4, 1986|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Election history
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Petersen served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 49B from 2011 to 2013.
Petersen's professional experience includes working as a sales manager.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Petersen served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development|
|• State and Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Petersen served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Finance|
|• Education Reform|
Petersen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Creating an environment for job creation
- Excerpt: "Government does not create jobs. It can only take from one person and give to another. Businesses create jobs and they can do more of it when the government moves out of the way."
- Excerpt: "Our state, much like the federal government, has a highly complicated and inefficient tax code. On top of this, we have some of the highest net taxes in the entire world. This is not a recipe for success"
- Excerpt: "The status quo way of operating government had lead us to a situation where government never seems to stop growing. This is in large part due to the very way that our state creates its budgets. Our state builds its budget on the previous budgets spending levels. It is time to start looking at our budget from the ground up."
- Excerpt: "We have spent hundreds of million of dollars on projects that do nothing but continue to demand even more subsidies for operation."
- Excerpt: "Our education system must continue to shift its focus from an old, adult focused system, to one that places student achievement at the center of critical decision making."
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Petersen won election to the open District 35 seat in the Minnesota State Senate. He was unopposed in the August 14 Republican primary and defeated Peter Perovich (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 49B (2010)|
|Jerry Newton (DFL)||6,760||47.1%|
|Branden Petersen (R)||7,171||49.97%|
Comprehensive donor information for Petersen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Petersen raised a total of $26,691 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.
|Brandon Petersen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State Senate, District 35||$4,139|
|2010||Minnesota State House, District 49B||$22,552|
|Grand Total Raised||$26,691|
2012Petersen won election to the Minnesota State Sneate in 2012. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $27,384.
|Minnesota State Sneate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Branden Petersen's campaign in 2012|
|Branden Petersen for State House||$2,588|
|MN Bus Partnership PAC||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$27,384|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Petersen won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Petersen raised a total of $22,552.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Branden Petersen's campaign in 2010|
|Senate Dist 49||$2,250|
|Hamilton, Eleanor E.||$500|
|Hamilton, Harold E.||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$22,552|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."
Petersen is married to his wife, Jessica.
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- Office website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- "brandenpetersen," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," retrieved June 12, 2012.
- Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Petersen, Branden." Retrieved June 28, 2013.
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed September 27, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed September 27, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed September 27, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed September 27, 2013
Claire Robling (R)
|Minnesota State Senate District 35
| Succeeded by|
Gerald Newton (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 49B
| Succeeded by|
Paul Rosenthal (DFL)