Kevin Petersen

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Kevin Petersen
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 40
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Current term ends
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Co-Owner, Family-Run Electronics Corporation
Website House site
Kevin Petersen (b. December 14, 1964) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly representing District 40 since 2006.

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

Election history

2008

On November 4, 2008, Petersen won reelection to Assembly District 40, receiving 58,29% of the vote.[2]

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:[3]

  • 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 [4].

He is a proponent of Voter ID legislation.

Campaign donors

2008

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

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 40
2006–present
Succeeded by
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