Harold Peterman

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Harold Peterman
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Delaware House of Representatives District 33
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Harold J. "Jack" Peterman is a Republican member of the Delaware House of Representatives, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Peterman is a retired farmer.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Peterman served on the following committees:

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce
Housing & Community Affairs
Natural Resources
Revenue & Finance
Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
Veterans Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peterman served on these committees:



See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. John Kevin Robbins was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Harold J. Peterman defeated Charles S. Postles, Jr. in the Republican primary. Robbins will face Peterman in the general election.[1][2][3]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 33 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHarold J. Peterman Incumbent 64.5% 657
Charles Postles, Jr. 35.5% 362
Total Votes 1,019


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2012

Peterman ran in the 2012 election for Delaware House of Representatives District 33. Peterman ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11, 2012 and defeated John Robbins (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHarold Peterman Incumbent 53.4% 4,825
     Democratic John Klevin Robbins 46.6% 4,207
Total Votes 9,032


See also: Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010

Peterman won election, defeating incumbent Democrat Robert Walls in the general election.[5]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 33
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harold J. Peterman (R) 4,314 52.2%
Robert Walls (D) 3,955 47.8%

Peterman faced Steven W. Rust in the September 14 primary election, winning 1,102-855.[6]

Delaware House of Representatives, District 33 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Harold J. Peterman 1,102 56.3%
Steven Rust 855 43.7%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peterman is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Peterman raised a total of $55,240 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[7]

Harold Peterman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State House, District 33 Won $25,525
2010 Delaware State House, District 33 Won $29,715
Grand Total Raised $55,240


Peterman won re-election to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Peterman raised a total of $25,525.
Delaware House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harold Peterman's campaign in 2012
Peterman, Harold J$14,403
Nonpartisan Citizens for Business Expansion$600
Delaware Racing Association$600
Delaware Association of Realtors$600
Total Raised in 2012$25,525
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Peterman raised $29,715 in contributions.[8]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Peterman, Harold J $7,000
Kent County Republican Womens Club $1,030


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Harold Peterman endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [9]


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In 2013, the Delaware General Assembly was in session from January 8 through July 1.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "social and economic justice issues."


Peterman has served in a number of capacities in Kent County, DE local government, including chairing the county's Legal and Legislative committee.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Walls
Delaware House District 33
Succeeded by