James Peterson

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James Peterson
South Dakota State Senate District 4
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
James 'Jim' Peterson (b. March 16, 1943) was a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing the 4th District from 2005 to 2011. Peterson will not seek re-election in 2010.[1] Prior to leaving the senate, he served as Minority Whip.

Peterson served in the South Dakota State House from 2000 to 2004.

Peterson worked as a science teacher for Parker High School from 1965 to 1966. He has worked as a farmer since 1966.

Peterson earned his B.A. from Augustana College in 1965.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the South Dakota State Senate, Peterson served on the following committees:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Peterson did not run for re-election to the 4th District seat in 2010.


On Nov. 4, 2008, Peterson won election to the 4th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate.[2]

Peterson raised $4,680 for his campaign.[3]

South Dakota State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Peterson (D) 7,118 100%

Campaign donors


Novstrup raised $4,680 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $1,000
South Dakota Healthcare Association $500
Jim Peterson $430


Peterson and his wife Jane have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Weber
South Dakota House District 4
Succeeded by
Steve Street
Preceded by
Larry Diedrich
South Dakota Senate District 4
Succeeded by
Tim Begalka (R)