Senator Janet Petersen

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State Senator

Legislation Sponsored

Former Memberships


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


Communications/marketing consultant. Founder of Healthy Birth Day.


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.