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Peterson, Collin Clark


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Map of Detroit Lakes
Detroit Lakes, MN

Senate 1977-86 (District 10)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/29/1944 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Fargo, North Dakota Birth County: Cass Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Detroit Lakes

Occupation (when first elected):  Certified Public Accountant

EDUCATION

Moorhead State University; B.A.; Accounting and Business Administration, 1966

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Army National Guard ??/??/1963 to ??/??/1969
U.S. Representative7th Congressional District, MinnesotaElected01/03/1991 to ??/??/20??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single
Children: Three children: Sean (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: workers compensation, agriculture, education, small business, taxes, alcohol and drug abuse, transportation.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1981, 1986, and 1988. He lost to Arlan Stangeland in 1986 by only 121 votes. The recount was stopped when he conceded that it wouldn't change the outcome of the election.

Total Days Served: 3654

SESSIONS SERVED

Legislative Session: 74th (1985-1986) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1982 Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/5/1987
District: 10 Residence: Detroit Lakes
Counties Represented: Becker, Otter Tail
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Fish and Wildlife (Chair)
Governmental Operations
Rules and Administration
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Income Tax
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Property Taxes and Local Government Aids (Chair)

Legislative Session: 73rd (1983-1984)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1982 Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/5/1987
District: 10 Residence: Detroit Lakes
Counties Represented: Becker, Otter Tail
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Fish and Wildlife (Chair)
Employment
Employment Subcommittee: Workers' Compensation (Chair)
Governmental Operations
Rules and Administration
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Income Tax
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Property Taxes and Local Government Aids (Chair)

Legislative Session: 72nd (1981-1982)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/4/1980 Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
District: 10 Residence: Detroit Lakes
Counties Represented: Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Fish and Wildlife (Chair)
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Public Land and Water Resources
Public Employees and Pensions
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Income Tax (Chair)
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Small Business Tax
Veterans' Affairs

Legislative Session: 71st (1979-1980) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1976 Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
District: 10 Residence: Detroit Lakes
Counties Represented: Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Fish and Wild Life (Chair)
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Public Land and Water Resources
Governmental Operations
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Personnel
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Income Tax

Legislative Session: 70th (1977-1978)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/1976 Term of Office: 1/4/1977 to 1/5/1981
District: 10 Residence: Detroit Lakes
Counties Represented: Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Fish and Wildlife (Chair)
Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Public Land and Water Resources
Governmental Operations
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Employee Benefits
Taxes and Tax Laws
Taxes and Tax Laws Subcommittee: Income Tax

Articles & Books About
Peterson, Collin Clark. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.




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