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


Serving third term in House.


Communications consultant.


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.