Janet Petersen

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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Marketing Communications
Polk
88
01/14/2019 - 01/10/2021
18

Term

Serving second term in Senate. Served six terms in the House.

Profession

Communications/marketing consultant. Co-founder of Healthy Birth Day.

Education

Received B.A. in communications and public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Attends Plymouth Congregational Church. Board member of Healthy Birth Day. Immediate Past Chairwoman, Council of State Governments, Midwest Region.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1970 in Des Moines. Resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband, Brian Pattinson; four children.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Marketing Communications Consultant
Polk
87
01/09/2017 - 01/13/2019
18

Term

Serving second term in Senate. Served six terms in House.

Profession

Communications/marketing consultant. Co-founder of Healthy Birth Day.

Education

Received B.A. in communications and public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Attends Plymouth Congregational Church. Board member of Healthy Birth Day.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1970 in Des Moines. Resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband, Brian Pattinson; four children.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Marketing Communications Consultant
Polk
86
01/12/2015 - 01/08/2017
18

Term

Serving first term in Senate. Served six terms in House.

Profession

Communications/marketing consultant. Founder of Healthy Birth Day.

Education

Received B.A. in communications and public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Attends Plymouth Congregational Church. Board member of Healthy Birth Day.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1970 in Des Moines. Resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband, Brian Pattinson; two sons and one daughter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Marketing Communications Consultant
Polk
85
01/14/2013 - 01/11/2015
18

Term

Served six terms in House. Serving first term in the Senate.

Profession

Communications/marketing consultant. Founder of Healthy Birth Day.

Education

Received B.A. in communications and public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Attends Plymouth Congregational Church. Board member of Healthy Birth Day.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1970 in Des Moines. Resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband, Brian Pattinson; two sons and one daughter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Marketing Communications Consultant
Polk
84
01/10/2011 - 01/13/2013
64

Term

Serving sixth term in House.

Profession

Communications/marketing consultant. Founder of Healthy Birth Day.

Education

Received B.A. in communications and public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of Walnut Hills United Methodist Church. Board member of Healthy Birth Day.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1970 in Des Moines. Resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband, Brian Pattinson; two sons and one daughter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Marketing Communications Consultant
Polk
83
01/12/2009 - 01/09/2011
64

Term

Serving fifth term in House.

Profession

President and founder of Healthy Birth Day. Communications consultant.

Education

Received B.A. in communications and public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of the Democratic Leadership Council and Walnut Hills United Methodist Church. Board member of the Des Moines Arts Festival.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1970 in Des Moines. Resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband Brian Pattinson; two sons and one daughter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Marketing Communications Consultant
Polk
82
01/08/2007 - 01/11/2009
64

Term

Serving fourth term in House.

Profession

Communications consultant.

Education

Received B.A. in communications and public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of the Democratic Leadership Council and Walnut Hills United Methodist Church. Board member of the Des Moines Arts Festival.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1970 in Des Moines. Resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband Brian Pattinson; two sons and one daughter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Marketing Communications Consultant
Polk
81
01/10/2005 - 01/07/2007
64

Term

Serving third term in House.

Profession

Communications consultant.

Education

Received B.A. in communications and public relations from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of the DLC. Board member of United Way of Central Iowa, Des Moines Arts Festival, Polk County Health Services, and Women in Public Policy. Member of Walnut Hills United Methodist Church.

Birth and Residence

Born, raised, and resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Husband Brian Pattinson; one son and one daughter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Communications Consultant
Polk
80
01/13/2003 - 01/09/2005
64

Communications consultant. Born, raised, and resides in Des Moines. Received B.A. in communications and public relations with a minor in journalism from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University. Served as consistency coordinator for the '92 Clinton-Gore campaign. Served as communications chair for the Polk County Democrats. Has lobbied for the American Heart Association and volunteered in campaigns for local, state, and national races. Member of the Twenty-First Century Forum and DLC. Board member of United Way of Central Iowa, Des Moines Arts Festival, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, and Women in Public Policy. Husband Brian Pattinson; one son. Serving second term in House.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Democrat
Bills & Committees
Marketing Communications Consultant
Polk
79
01/08/2001 - 01/12/2003
72

Communications consultant. Born, raised, and resides in Des Moines. Received B.A. in communications and public relations with a minor in journalism from the University of Northern Iowa and M.A. in integrated communications from Drake University. Served as a consistency coordinator for the '92 Clinton-Gore campaign. Served as communications chair for the Polk County Democrats. Has lobbied for the American Heart Association and volunteered in campaigns for local, state, and national races. Member of the DLC. Board member of United Way of Central Iowa, Des Moines Arts Festival, Polk County Health Services, and Women in Public Policy. Husband Brian Pattinson. Serving first term in House.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources