Ken Peterson

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Ken Peterson
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Minnesota Commissioner of Labor and Industry
Incumbent
In office
1988-1990, 2011 - Present
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)2
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$108,388
Elections and appointments
Appointed byGov. Mark Dayton
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHamline University
Master'sHarvard University
J.D.George Washington University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Ken Peterson is the Minnesota Commissioner of Labor and Industry. Peterson was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in December 2010.[1] Previously, he served in the same position from 1988 to 1990.[1]

Biography

From 1999 to 2007, Peterson worked at the Minnesota Attorney General's Office as its deputy attorney general for government operations and supervised attorneys representing government agencies such as the Department's of Human Services, Finance, Labor and Industry and Transportation.[1] Peterson also served as deputy commissioner for utility regulation of the state Department of Public Service, as director of St. Paul's Department of Planning and Economic Development, and as chief of staff in the St. Paul mayor's office.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no content must have a name

In addition to public service, Peterson has worked in private law practice and as an associate professor of public administration at Metropolitan State University.[1] He started his legal career on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota.[1]

Education

  • Hamline University, B.A.
  • George Washington University, J.D.
  • Harvard University, MPA[1]

Political career

Commissioner of Labor and Industry 2011-Present

Peterson has served as the Minnesota Commissioner of Labor and Industry since December 2010.[1]

Commissioner of Labor and Industry 1988-1990

Previously, Peterson served in the same position from 1988 to 1990.[1]

Appointments

2011

Peterson was appointed Commissioner of Labor and Industry by Gov. Mark Dayton in December 2010.[1]

1988

Peterson was previously appointed Minnesota Commissioner of Labor and Industry in 1988.[1]

Contact information

Main Office (St. Paul)
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 284-5005 or 1-800-DIAL-DLI (1-800-342-5354)
TTY: (651) 297-4198

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