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Janet Petersen

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

Janet Petersen represents Senate District 18 in the Iowa Senate, is a member of 11 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 158 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.

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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

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  • SSB 3224

    A study bill for an act relating to state and local finances by making transfers and appropriations, providing for properly related matters, and including effective date and applicability provisions. 04/30/14 Dvorsky, Danielson, Chapman, Black, Bolkcom, Courtney, Dotzler, Ernst, Garrett, Guth, Hatch, Hogg, Kapucian, Mathis, McCoy, Petersen, Ragan, Rozenboom, Schoenjahn, Segebart, Smith

  • SSB 3221

    A study bill for an act concerning government accountability and employment practices, making penalties and remedies applicable, and including effective date provisions. 04/21/14 Petersen, McCoy, Garrett

  • SR 114

    A resolution honoring amateur golfer Mike McCoy.

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  • SSB 3205

    A study bill for an act providing for the creation of first=time homebuyer savings accounts in Iowa, including related individual income tax exemptions, making penalties applicable, and including effective date and applicability provisions. 03/10/14 Petersen, Jochum, Smith

  • SSB 3197

    A study bill for an act making changes to the campaign finance laws and making penalties applicable. 02/18/14 Danielson, Petersen, Feenstra

  • SSB 3195

    A study bill for an act providing a procedure for the escheatment of United States savings bonds presumed abandoned. 02/17/14 Petersen, Mathis, Sinclair

Recent Votes

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HF 212

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4998.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
HF 245

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 50100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 381

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 50100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 457

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 50100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HF 484

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 50100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SF 435

Shall the bill pass?

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2652.0
•••No: 2448.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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