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|Name = Tom Petri
|Name = Tom Petri
|Profile picture =Tom Petri.jpg
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|Position = U.S. House, Wisconsin, 6th District
|Position = U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 6
|Status = Incumbent
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = January 3, 1979-present
|Tenure = January 3, 1979-present

Revision as of 21:25, 7 February 2012

Tom Petri
Tom Petri.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 6
In office
January 3, 1979-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 36
Delegate to Republican state conventions
White House aide
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 1978
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Senate
High schoolLowell P. Goodrich High School, WI
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Date of birthMay 28, 1940
Place of birthMarinette, WI
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas Evert "Tom" Petri (b. May 28, 1940) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Petri represents the 6th congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 1978.


After earning his law degree from Harvard University, Petri was a clerk to U.S. District Court Judge James Doyle. He went into the Peace Corps and then became a White House aide. Petri also worked in private practice as a lawyer.[1]


  • 1979-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1973-1979: Wisconsin State Senate
  • 1969-1970: White House aide
  • 1966-1967: Peace Corps volunteer
  • 1965: Clerk to district court judge

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Petri is a member of the following House committees[2]:


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Petri voted with the Republican Party 85.3% of the time, which ranked 227 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[3]



On November 2, 2010, Petri won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Joseph C. Kallas (D).[4]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 6, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas E. Petri Incumbent 70.7% 183,271
     Democratic Joseph C. Kallas 29.3% 75,926
Total Votes 259,197

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Petri's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Petri won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Petri's campaign committee raised a total of $737,019 and spent $720,045.[5]


Petri and his wife, Anne, have one child.[6]

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
William A. Steiger
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 6th District
Succeeded by