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 fourth 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 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.