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Kevin Petersen
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 40
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth12/14/1964
Place of birthWaupaca, WI
ProfessionCo-Owner, Family-Run Electronics Corporation
Office website
Kevin Petersen (b. December 14, 1964) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly representing District 40 since 2007.

Petersen was born in Waupaca, WI on December 14, 1964. He is married and has 2 children. He is a Graduate of Waupaca H.S. in 1983 and was a graduate of B.S.M.E. of the University of New Mexico in 1989. Kevin is a co-owner of a family-run electronics corporation. He served in U.S. Navy sub service from 1983-94 and is a Persian Gulf War veteran.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Petersen served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Utilities


During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Petersen served on these committees:


During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Petersen served on these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Petersen won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 40. Petersen ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Petersen Incumbent 98.7% 21,127
     - Scattering 1.3% 276
Total Votes 21,403


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Petersen was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 40. He defeated Jon Baltmanis in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 40 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Petersen (R) 12,749
Jon Baltmanis (D) 5,682
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 40 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin David Petersen (R) 6,537 99.79%


On November 4, 2008, Petersen won re-election to Assembly District 40, receiving 58,29% of the vote.[4]

Wisconsin Assembly District 40
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Petersen (R) 14,741
Kevin Kuehl (D) 10,537
Scattering 11

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:[5]

  • AB-130 Intoxication testing: person convicted of OWI-related offense is assessed administrative costs; law enforcement officer required to inform person before obtaining test sample
  • AB-141 Autism benefit services under MA provided to all eligible individuals, funding provision; DHS to distribute information on autism therapies; Autism Paraprofessional Board and licensing requirements created; health care provider required to provide referral if diagnosing a patient with a condition that requires further treatment, exceptions noted

Kevin Petersen has a son with Autisim, but was a outspoken advocate against a bill that would mandate health insurance companies to cover autisim related therapies. Peterson along with Rep. Scott Newcomer of Hartland another Republican Assembly member who has a child with autisim voted no against the measure claiming that less children would be covered even with a mandate [6].

He is a proponent of Voter ID legislation.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Petersen received $45,181 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Petersen's campaign in 2010
Petersen, Kevin David$6,939
Citizens For Joe Leean$500
Sturm, Jack$500
Van Kampen, Anthony$500
Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $45,181


The top 5 donors to Petersen's 2008 campaign were mostly individuals:[8]

Donor Amount
Meighan, Pat $500
Sturn, Paul Jay $500
Blum, Greg $500
WI Builders Assoc $500
Schroeder, Scott $500

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