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Revision as of 15:28, 5 January 2011

Janet Petersen
Janet Petersen.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 64
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House site
Janet Petersen (b. August 1, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 64th District since 2001.

Petersen served on the Staff of the 1992 Clinton/Gore Presidential Campaign, was a Lobbyist for the American Heart Association, and a Senior Account Executive for Strategic America.

She is a member of the 21st Century Forum, American Danish Brotherhood, Des Moines Arts Festival Board of Directors, Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, on the Board of Directors of the Small Business Development Centers, and a member of the Walnut Hills Methodist Church.[1]

Committee membership



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Petersen won re-election to the 64th District seat against Dan Kennedy (R). Petersen had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. [2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 64 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Petersen (D) 6,689
Dan Kennedy (R) 3,626
Vicki Stogdill (Ind) 1,490


On November 4, 2008, Petersen was re-elected to the 64th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Steve Svejda (R). [3] Petersen raised $75,960 for her campaign, while Svejda raised $444. [4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Petersen (D) 10,259
Steve Svejda (R) 5,034

Campaign Donors


In 2008 Petersen collected $75,960 in donations.[5]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Credit Union League $9,500
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $4,000
Iowa Bankers Association $3,000
Qwest Communications $2,250

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