|Minnesota State Senate District 35|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 49B|
|Birthday||February 4, 1986|
Petersen is a sales manager.
Petersen's website highlights 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."
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 these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Finance|
|• Education Reform|
- 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%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Petersen raised $22,552 in contributions.
His three largest contributors were:
|Senate Dist 49||$2,250|
Petersen has a wife, Jessica.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
Claire Robling (R)
|Minnesota State Senate District 35
| Succeeded by|
Gerald Newton (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 49B
| Succeeded by|
Paul Rosenthal (DFL)