Erik Peterson

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Erik Peterson
New Jersey General Assembly District 23
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 6
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University, 1988
J.D.Temple University School of Law, 1996
Office website
Campaign website
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.

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


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

2010-2012 committees:



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]


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.[5]

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


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.[6][7] He was bracketed with John DiMaio.[8]

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.[9]

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


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


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


Presidential preference


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

Erik Peterson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]


Peterson and wife, Jenni, have four children.

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