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Pete Petersen
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Anchorage Municipal Assembly, District 5, Seat I
Councilman-elect
PartyNonpartisan
Prior offices
Alaska House of Representatives District 19
2009-2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa, 1973
Associate'sElsworth College, 1971
Personal
BirthdayDecember 25, 1950
ProfessionProperty Manager
Pete Petersen (b. December 25, 1950) is a councilman-elect for the Municipal Assembly of Anchorage, Alaska. He is a former Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 19th District from 2009 to 2013.

Petersen works as a self-employed Property Manager, and worked as owner and operator of Dinner Dispatch from 1986 to 2001. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Community Council and coaches Nunaka Valley Little League.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Education and Early Development
  • Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Facilities

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Education and Early Development
  • Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation

Issues

Petersen's positions on many issues can be found on this Campaign site.

His answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities Petersen said:

  • 1. Honesty and ethics
  • 2. Providing reasonable short term relief to Alaskans struggling to pay their energy bills and investing in long term solutions to lower future energy prices, including building an Alaska gas pipeline.
  • 3. Improving our schools by increasing funding for neighborhoods schools and restoring competitive benefits to allow us to hire the best teachers for our schools.[2]

  • HB 45 - "An Act relating to certain investments of the Alaska permanent fund, the state's retirement systems, the State of Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan, and the deferred compensation program for state employees in companies that do business in Sudan, and restricting those investments."
  • HB 68 - "An Act making sales of and offers to sell certain energy resources by a refiner at prices that are exorbitant or excessive an unlawful act or practice under the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act."
  • HB 125 - "An Act increasing the minimum hourly wage and creating an annual adjustment to the minimum hourly wage based on the rate of inflation; and providing for an effective date."[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Anchorage, Alaska city council elections, 2014

Elections for the Municipal Assembly of Anchorage, Alaska were held on April 1, 2014. Pete Petersen defeated Adam Trombley and Mai Tosi in the contest for District 5, Seat I.[4]

Municipal Assembly of Anchorage, Alaska - District 5, Seat I, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPete Petersen 42% 3,085
     Nonpartisan Adam Trombley 37.4% 2,749
     Nonpartisan Mai Tosi 20.4% 1,498
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.2% 16
Total Votes 7,348
Source: Anchorage, Alaska Municipal Clerk

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Petersen ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 25. He defeated Lynette Moreno Hinz in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6] Petersen was defeated in the general election.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLance D. Pruitt Incumbent 51.3% 4,119
     Democratic Pete Petersen 48.5% 3,896
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 22
Total Votes 8,037
Alaska House of Representatives, District 25 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPete Petersen Incumbent 85.2% 1,453
Lynette Moreno Hinz 14.8% 252
Total Votes 1,705

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Petersen won re-election to the 19th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary.[8] He defeated Gabrielle LeDoux in the November 2 general election.[9]

Alaska House of Representatives District 19 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Petersen (D) 2,846
Gabrielle LeDoux (R) 2,576

2008

In 2008 Peterson was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 19. Peterson finished with 3,376 votes edging out incumbent Bob Roses (R) who finished with 3,141 votes.[10] Peterson raised $56,164 for his campaign fund.[11]

Alaska House of Representatives District 19
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Peterson (D) 3,376
Bob Roses (R) 3,141

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Petersen raised $94,300 in contributions.[12]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alaska House Democratic Campaign Cmte $15,765
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $2,000
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $2,000
Carpenters & Joiners Local 1281 $2,000
Nea-Alaska $2,000
Alaska Public Employees Association $2,000

2008

In 2008 Petersen raised $56,164 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[13]

Contributor 2008 total
House Democratic Campaign Cmte $8,400
James F (Pete) Petersen $8,219
AK Assoc of Realtors $1,000
AK Public Employees Local 71 $1,000
Int Brotherhood of Elec. Workers $1,000

Personal

Petersen is single.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Roses (R)
Alaska House of Representatives District 19
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Lindsey Holmes (D)