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Janet Petersen

Democratic — Senator — District 18
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Janet Petersen represents Senate District 18 in the Iowa Senate, is a member of 11 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 218 bills.

2000 31980.0
2002 15396.93
2004 34334.77
2006 47268.45
2008 75820.29
2010 55159.59
2012 24250.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.



News and Blog Coverage

Democratic lawmaker expands inquiry on Branstad administration’s secret settlements

State Sen. Janet Petersen, D-Des Moines, who chairs the Iowa Senate Government Oversight Committee, said Thursday she has expanded the panel’s inquiry into secret settlements provided by Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration to former state employees. In a letter sent Thursday to Branstad, Petersen said she is requesting “Copies of any ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SSB 1274

    A study bill for an act providing for an increase in birth certificate fees. 4/6/15 Subcommittee: Petersen, Bolkcom, and Smith

  • SR 24

    A resolution honoring Dr. Sally Mason and her outstanding achievements as President of the University of Iowa.

  • SSB 1268

    A study bill for an act amending the deduction from the individual income tax, corporate income tax, and franchise tax of wages paid relating to the employment of an individual with a disability, and including effective date and retroactive and other applicability provisions. 3/12/15 Subcommittee: Petersen, Hogg, and Feenstra

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  • SSB 1223

    A study bill for an act relating to the use of social security numbers for purposes of administration of the tax and related laws by the department of revenue and collection of property taxes by counties. 2/25/2015 Subcommittee: Hogg, Petersen, and Schultz

  • SF 312

    A bill for an act relating to human trafficking and including a penalty provision. (See SF 450.)

  • SSB 1225

    A study bill for an act relating to the definition of stalking and making penalties applicable. 2/25/2015 Subcommittee: Petersen, Taylor, and Garrett

Recent Votes

SF 171

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4590.0
•••No: 510.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 666

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2754.0
•••No: 2346.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 645

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4998.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 00.0
SF 510

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2652.0
•••No: 2448.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 652

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3162.0
•••No: 1938.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 632

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4488.0
•••No: 612.0
•••Other: 00.0
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