Karen Peterson

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This page is about the Louisiana state senator. If you are looking for information on the Delaware state senator, please see Karen Peterson (Delaware).

Karen Peterson
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Louisiana State Senate, District 5
In office
February 2010-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First electedFebruary 6, 2010
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
BirthdayNovember 1, 1969
Office website
Karen Carter Peterson (b. November 1, 1969) is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 6, 2010.[1]

Peterson served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1999 to 2010.


Peterson's professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Peterson ran for re-election in 2011. She was unopposed in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary.[2]


Peterson was not elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 5. She was instead appointed to the position in February of 2010.

Campaign donors


In 2011, Peterson received $249,819 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen Peterson's campaign in 2011
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 60$7,500
Chaisson Senate Campaign Fund$5,000
Louisiana Dental Association$4,500
Louisiana Manufacturers Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2011 $249,819


Peterson is a Flemmings Fellow at the Center for Policy Alternatives, member of the Coliseum Square Association Board, Dryades Young Men's Christian Association Board, Kingsley House Board, National Association of Insurance Legislators, National Conference of State Legislators, Vieux Carre Alliance Board, and the Young Women's Christian Association Board of Greater New Orleans.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Cheryl Gray
Louisiana State Senate District 5
February 2010-present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives District 93
1999-February 2010
Succeeded by
Helena Moreno