Representative Janet A. Petersen View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 85 (2013) - 90 (2023)
House: 79 (2001) - 84 (2011)
Home County: Polk
Janet A. Petersen
Polk County
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.