Senator Janet 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 Petersen
Polk County


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


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.