|Iowa House of Representatives District 60|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
Cownie has been a Staff Member of the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus, Legislative Analyst for the Iowa State Senate, and a Scheduling and Advance Assistant to United States Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.
He is a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club, Bull Moose Club, and Variety Club of Central Iowa. Cownie is also President of the Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Director of the West Des Moines Community Enrichment Foundation.
- Economic Growth
- Subcommittee on Economic Development Appropriations (Ranking Member)
Cownie won re-election to the 60th District seat against Alan R. Koslow (D). Cownie had no opposition in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 60 General Election (2010)|
|Peter Cownie (R)||7,761|
|Alan R. Koslow (D)||4,333|
On November 4, 2008, Cownie was elected to the 60th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Alan R. Koslow (D) and Russ Gibson (L).  Cownie raised $62,924 for his campaign, while Koslow raised $10,353 and Gibson raised $2,200. 
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 60|
|Peter Cownie (R)||8,905|
|Alan R. Koslow (D)||6,874|
|Russ Gibson (L)||499|
In 2008 Cownie collected $62,924 in donations.
His four largest contributors were:
|Iowa Republican Party||$18,849|
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$1,000|
|Iowa Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Iowa State Bar Association||$600|
- Peter Cownie's Campaign Website
- Peter Cownie on the Iowa House Website
- Project Vote Smart Bio
- Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
|Iowa House of Representatives District 60
| Succeeded by|
State of Iowa
Des Moines (capital)
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