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{{TOCnestright}}'''Erik Peterson''' (b. March 8, 1966) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing District 23 since being appointed December 7, 2009.  He previously served on the [[sunshinereview:Hunterdon County, New Jersey|Hunterdon County]] Board of Freeholders from 2006-2009.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Erik Peterson''' (b. March 8, 1966) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing [[New Jersey General Assembly District 23| District 23]].  He was first appointed to the chamber on December 7, 2009.  In the 2014 legislative session, Peterson serves as [[State House Assistant Minority Whip|Assistant Minority Whip]].
  
Peterson earned his B.S. in Business Administration from North Carolina State University in 1988 and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1996.  He is an attorney with the Law Office of Erik C. Peterson LLC, and Owner of Pep Title Agency.  He previously served as a Partner with Large, Scammell & Danzinger LLC from 2000-2003, Gordon & Peterson LLC from 1998-1999, and Manager of Beneficial Management Corporation from 1988-1993.<ref>[http://hunterdonlaw.com/ASSEMBLY/resume.html "Peterson for Assembly - official site", Accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
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Peterson previously served on the [[Hunterdon County, New Jersey|Hunterdon County]] Board of Freeholders from 2006-2009.
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==Biography==
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Peterson earned his B.S. in Business Administration from North Carolina State University in 1988 and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1996.  His professional experience includes working as an attorney with the Law Office of Erik C. Peterson LLC, owner of Pep Title Agency, as a Partner with Large, Scammell & Danzinger LLC from 2000-2003, as a Partner with Gordon & Peterson LLC from 1998-1999 and as a Manager for the Beneficial Management Corporation from 1988-1993.<ref>[http://hunterdonlaw.com/ASSEMBLY/resume.html "Peterson for Assembly - official site," accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
2010-2012 committees:
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===2014-2015===
* [[Appropriations Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Appropriations]]
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:
* [[Labor Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Labor]]
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==Issues==
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{{Committee Assignments
===Presidential preference===
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|State = New Jersey
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-support-new-jersey-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011]</ref>
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|year = 2014
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|Chamber = General Assembly
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|Committee1 =Health and Senior Services
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|Committee2 = Law and Public Safety
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===2010-2012===
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In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New Jersey
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|Collapse=Yes
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|year = 2010
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|Chamber = General Assembly
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|Committee1 =Appropriations
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|Chair1=
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|Committee2 = Labor
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
  
Peterson {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 23. Peterson is bracketed with [[John DiMaio]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by [[John Valentine]] (D) and [[Ralph Drake]] (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/countyclerk/election/unofficial%20june%202013%20primary.htm ''Hunterdon County Unofficial Primary Results,'' June 4, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/clerk/electionresults.htm ''Somerset County Unofficial Primary Results,'' June 4, 2013]</ref>
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Peterson won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 23. Peterson was bracketed with [[John DiMaio]]. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He and incumbent [[John DiMaio]] (R) defeated [[John Valentine]] (D) and [[Ralph Drake]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013]</ref><ref name=gencand>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0912b.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
Peterson won re-election in 2011.  He and incumbent [[John DiMaio]] ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7.  They then defeated [[Scott McDonald]] and [[Karen Carroll]] in the November 8 general election.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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Peterson won re-election in 2011.  He and incumbent [[John DiMaio]] ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7.  They then defeated [[Scott McDonald]] and [[Karen Carroll]] in the November 8 general election.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2011-results/2011-official-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2009===
 
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Bracketed with incumbent [[John DiMaio]] in the November 3, 2009 election, he received 47,968 votes (35%), defeating challengers [[William Courtney]] and [[Tammeisha Smith]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref>  He was bracketed with [[John DiMaio]].<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2009results/09general/official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results]</ref>
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Bracketed with incumbent [[John DiMaio]] in the November 3, 2009 election, Peterson received 47,968 votes (35%), defeating challengers [[William Courtney]] and [[Tammeisha Smith]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associate Press,'' "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associate Press,'' "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>  He was bracketed with [[John DiMaio]].
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<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2009-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results,accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2011, Peterson received $39,183 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NJ&y=2011&f=H Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|org1 = Comcast
 
|org1 = Comcast
 
|org2 = Verizon
 
|org2 = Verizon
 
|org3 = Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
 
|org3 = Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
|org4 = New Jersey Automobile Dealers Assocation
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|org4 = New Jersey Automobile Dealers Association
|org5 = Bramnick For Assembly
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===2009===
 
===2009===
Below are Peterson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113473 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable"
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|Lance For Senate
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|party = Republican
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|org1 = Lance for Senate
|Dimaio For Assembly
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|org2 = Dimaio for Assembly
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|org3 = Doherty for Senate
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|org4 = Doherty Dimaio & Peterson Cte
|Doherty For Senate
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|org5 = New Jersey Association of Realtors
|$3,232
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|orgamount1 = 5,000
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|orgamount2 = 3,261
|Doherty Dimaio & Peterson CTE
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|orgamount3 = 3,232
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|orgamount4 = 2,310
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|New Jersey Association Of Realtors
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==Endorsements==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20120214020948/http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-support-new-jersey-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," April 11, 2014](Archived)</ref>
  
 
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1102/0050/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 23," November 2, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1102/0050/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Candidates: Legislative District 23," November 2, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1011/2309/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 23," October 12, 2011]
 
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1011/2309/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 23," October 12, 2011]
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==See also==
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*[[New Jersey General Assembly]]
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*[[New Jersey General Assembly#Standing committees|General Assembly Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature#Joint Legislative Committees|Joint Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=320 NJ General Assembly - Erik Peterson]
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*[http://hunterdonlaw.com/ASSEMBLY/ Official campaign website]
*[http://hunterdonlaw.com/ASSEMBLY/ Peterson for Assembly - official site]
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*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=320 Profile from the New Jersey General Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/nj/legislators/NJL000071/erik-peterson/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=90692 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=90692 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=90692 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=90692 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.njvoterinfo.org/2009election/candidateprofiles/assembly/peterson.php NJ Voter Info profile]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133777 2011], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113473 2009]
*[http://www.imagineelection.com/profile/Erik_Peterson/ Imagine Election profile]
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*[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Official Primary Results]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113473 2009]
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* [http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-general-assembly-0715.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Unofficial general election candidates]
  
 
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Erik Peterson
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New Jersey General Assembly District 23
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Whip
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Appointed2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University, 1988
J.D.Temple University School of Law, 1996
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Erik Peterson (b. March 8, 1966) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 23. He was first appointed to the chamber on December 7, 2009. In the 2014 legislative session, Peterson serves as Assistant Minority Whip.

Peterson previously served on the Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders from 2006-2009.

Biography

Peterson earned his B.S. in Business Administration from North Carolina State University in 1988 and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1996. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with the Law Office of Erik C. Peterson LLC, owner of Pep Title Agency, as a Partner with Large, Scammell & Danzinger LLC from 2000-2003, as a Partner with Gordon & Peterson LLC from 1998-1999 and as a Manager for the Beneficial Management Corporation from 1988-1993.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Health and Senior Services
Law and Public Safety

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Peterson won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 23. Peterson was bracketed with John DiMaio. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He and incumbent John DiMaio (R) defeated John Valentine (D) and Ralph Drake (D) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[2][3][4][5]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Peterson Incumbent 33.8% 35,604
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DiMaio Incumbent 33.6% 35,458
     Democratic John Valentine 16.9% 17,828
     Democratic Ralph Drake 15.7% 16,548
Total Votes 105,438

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Peterson won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent John DiMaio ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Scott McDonald and Karen Carroll in the November 8 general election.[6]

New Jersey General Assembly District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Peterson Incumbent 30.9% 21,074
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DiMaio Incumbent 31.2% 21,289
     Democratic Scott McDonald 18.2% 12,420
     Democratic Karen Carroll 19.6% 13,369
Total Votes 68,152

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Bracketed with incumbent John DiMaio in the November 3, 2009 election, Peterson received 47,968 votes (35%), defeating challengers William Courtney and Tammeisha Smith.[7][8] He was bracketed with John DiMaio. [9]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Third Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John DiMaio (R) 49,137
Green check mark transparent.png Erik Peterson (R) 48,067
William J. Courtney (D) 21,997
Tammeisha Smith (D) 19,939

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peterson is available dating back to 2009. Based on available campaign finance records, Peterson raised a total of $82,132 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[10]

Erik Peterson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Won $39,183
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 23 Won $42,949
Grand Total Raised $82,132

2011

Peterson won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Peterson raised a total of $39,183.

2009

Peterson won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Peterson raised a total of $42,949.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Erik Peterson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

Personal

Peterson and wife, Jenni, have four children.

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