Sandra Peterson

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sandra Peterson
Sandra Peterson.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives District 45A
Former Member
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMacalester College (1967)
OtherUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Personal
Place of birthBenson, Minnesota
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sandra Peterson is a former Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 45A from 2005 to 2013.

Peterson was a teacher at Robbinsdale Public Schools from 1970-2004.

She previously served as Vice-President of Education Minnesota from 2001-2004 and Co-President from 1998-2001, President of the Minnesota Federation of Teachers from 1987-1998, and President of the Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers from 1977-1987.

Peterson is Chair of the Career Advancement Committee on the Governors Workforce Development Council, founding member of the Minnesota Mental Health Legislative Caucus, and a member of the Minnesota’s Economy Working Group. She is widowed and has 2 children.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peterson served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Peterson won re-election to the District 45A seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Mark Martin (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sandra Peterson (DFL) 7,404 53.86%
Mark Martin (R) 6,327 46.02%
Write-In 17 0.12%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Sandra Peterson won election to the District 45A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Karen Nolte. [3]

Sandra Peterson raised $33,678 for her campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sandra Peterson (DFL) 11,447 58.56%
Karen Nolte (R) 8,054 41.20%
Write-In 46 0.24%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Peterson received $27,121 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sandra Peterson's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$7,243
45th Senate District DFL C/O Pam Scaia$900
Education Minnesota$600
Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association$500
Minnesota Medical Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $27,121

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Sandra Peterson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,823
45th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $3,000

Scorecards

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."[6]

2012

Peterson received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 113th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]

2011

Peterson received a score of 23% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 72nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [8]

External links

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
-
Minnesota House of Representatives District 45A
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Lyndon Carlson (DFL)