|Minnesota House of Representatives District 45A|
|2005 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||Macalester College (1967)|
|Other||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities|
|Place of birth||Benson, Minnesota|
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 Minnesotas Economy Working Group. She is widowed and has 2 children.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peterson served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peterson served on these committees:
- Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
- Healthcare and Human Services Finance Division
- K-12 Education Policy and Oversight
- Rules and Legislative Administration
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45A (2010)|
|Sandra Peterson (DFL)||7,404||53.86%|
|Mark Martin (R)||6,327||46.02%|
Sandra Peterson raised $33,678 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45A (2008)|
|Sandra Peterson (DFL)||11,447||58.56%|
|Karen Nolte (R)||8,054||41.20%|
In 2010, Peterson received $27,121 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sandra Peterson's campaign in 2010|
|45th Senate District DFL C/O Pam Scaia||$900|
|Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association||$500|
|Minnesota Medical Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$27,121|
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Sandra Peterson's 2008 campaign.
|45th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor||$3,000|
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."
- Sandra Peterson's personal website
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Sandra Peterson
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004
- Sandra Peterson on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Peterson
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- 2008 General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Peterson's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed January 1, 2015
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 45A
| Succeeded by|
Lyndon Carlson (DFL)
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