|Utah House of Representatives District 59|
|2011 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$96/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|Master's||Brigham Young University|
|Ph.D.||Brigham Young University|
|Service/branch||Utah National Guard|
Before his election, Peterson was Vice President of Administration and Legislative Affairs at Utah Valley University. He is a colonel in the Utah National Guard, where he has served for 26 years. Peterson has been a state and county delegate in the Republican Party, and was finance chair for the Utah County Republican Party in 2009.
He received a BA in communications and public relations, a MA in mass communications, and a PhD in educational leadership from Brigham Young University, and an MS in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Peterson's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Guns & 2nd Amendment
- Excerpt:"I believe in an armed citizenship and the rights to purchase possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes. "
- Excerpt:"I support the law of the land and believe that first and foremost we must protect our borders."
- Excerpt:"I will sustain and make every effort to pass laws that will support our governor and attorney general in joining with other states in defending Utah’s sovereignty under the 10th Amendment in rolling back the federal government to its proper and appropriate roll."
- Excerpt:"I will champion the free markets and lessen governmental burdens on businesses, which are the engines of prosperity for quality employment."
- Excerpt:"I support the ethics reform that was passed during the last legislative session, which provides for transparency in gifts or meals and creates an ethics review commission which will oversee, investigate and discipline ethics violations. "
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:
|Utah Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development|
Peterson won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 59. He ran unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Utah House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Val Peterson Incumbent||85.3%||9,971|
|Utah House of Representatives, District 59 General Election (2010)|
|Val Peterson (R)||4,376|
|James Greer (D)||922|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, when Peterson first won election to the House, he collected $27,953 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|William Fowlke & Associates||$4,375|
|Utah Association of Realtors||$1,500|
|Utah County Republican Party||$1,500|
|Six other contributors||$1,000 each|
Peterson lives with his wife, Ann.
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- Val Peterson on the Utah House of Representatives website
- Val Peterson's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
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