Owen Petersen

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Owen Petersen
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Wyoming State House, District 19
Former officeholder
In office
2001 - January 8, 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1965
Master'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1967
J.D.University of Wyoming, 1974
Personal
Birthday11/29/1942
Place of birthLyman, WY
Websites
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Owen Petersen (b. November 29, 1942) is a former Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives. He represented District 19 from 2001 to 2013. He briefly served as House Majority Whip from 2005 to 2006.

Petersen earned his BS, MS, and J.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1965, 1967, and 1974, respectively.

Petersen served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970. He then served as an Officer in the United States Air Force from 1976 to 1989. He also worked as Director for the Eastern Municipal Water District from 1989 to 1999.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Petersen served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Petersen served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Petersen is not running for re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 19.[2]

2010

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

Peterson was re-elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives, District 19. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. He defeated Republican Karl Allred in the August 17, 2010 primary.[3][4]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 19, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Owen Petersen (R) 1,905
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 19 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Owen Petersen (R) 866
Karl Allred (R) 433

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Petersen received $6,825 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Wyoming House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Owen Petersen's campaign in 2010
Conpac Contractors PAC$1,000
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association$500
Union Pacific Railroad$500
Wyoming Education Association$500
Trucking Industry PAC$500
Total Raised in 2010 $6,825

2008

In 2008, Petersen collected $3,420 in campaign contributions.[6] The four largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Wyoming Realtor Association $750
Wyoming Education Association $400
Williams Companies $400
Wyoming Contractors Association $250

Scorecards

Wyoming Liberty Index

The Wyoming Liberty Index, a study created in 2003, issues a Scorecard that rates all final bills in the Wyoming State Legislature on whether the bills supported or hindered liberty. Legislators are also given a "liberty score" based on their voting patterns. The Wyoming Liberty Index 2012 report was issued on the 61st Legislature during the 2012 budget session. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates a higher level of "aye" votes on bills considered pro-liberty and "nay" votes on what the organization considers anti-liberty bills.[7] Petersen received a score of 21% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 40th out of 61 members of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Although there are 60 members of the House, a 61st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.

Personal

Petersen and his wife, Mary Jean, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Wyoming House of Representatives District 19
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Allen Jaggi (R)