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Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.)

  • District: 7th District, West -- Moorhead, Willmar
  • Residence: Detroit Lakes
  • Born: June 29, 1944; Fargo, N.D.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Divorced; three children
  • Education: Moorhead State College, B.A. 1966 (accounting)
  • Military Service: Minn. National Guard 1963-69
  • Political Highlights: Minn. Senate, 1977-87; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1982; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1984, 1986; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1988; U.S. House, 1991-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1990 (12th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture - Ranking Member
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State Information: 7th District, West -- Moorhead, Willmar

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Collin Peterson (D) 197,791 60.4%
Lee Byberg (R) 114,151 34.8%
Adam Steele (INDC) 15,298 4.7%
Write-In (WRI) 336 0.1%
2010 general Collin Peterson (D) 133,096 55.2%
Lee Byberg (R) 90,652 37.6%
Gene Waldorf (I) 9,317 3.9%
Glen Menze (INDC) 7,839 3.2%
write-ins (WRI) 193 0.1%
2008 general Collin Peterson (D) 227,187 72.2%
Glen Menze (R) 87,062 27.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 431 0.1%
2006 general Collin Peterson (D) 179,164 69.7%
Michael Barrett (R) 74,557 29%
Ken Lucier (CNSTP) 3,303 1.3%
write-in (Write-In) 170 0.1%
2004 general Collin Peterson (D) 207,628 66.1%
David Sturrock (R) 106,349 33.8%
write-in (Write-In) 280 0.1%
2002 general Collin Peterson (D) 170,234 65.3%
Dan Stevens (R) 90,342 34.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 237 0.1%
2000 general Collin Peterson (D) 185,771 68.7%
Glen Menze (R) 79,175 29.3%
Owen Sivertson (CNSTP) 5,550 2%
1998 general Collin C. Peterson (D) 169,907 71.7%
Aleta Edin (R) 66,562 28.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 473 0.2%
1996 general Collin C. Peterson (D) 170,936 67.9%
Darrell McKigney (R) 80,132 31.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 531 0.2%
1994 general Collin C. Peterson (D) 108,023 51.2%
Bernie Omann (R) 102,623 48.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 357 0.2%
1992 general Collin C. Peterson (D) 133,886 50.4%
Bernie Omann (R) 130,396 49.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,242 0.5%
1990 general Collin C. Peterson (DFL) 107,126 53.5%
Arlan Stangeland (IR) 92,876 46.4%
1986 general Arlan Stangeland (IR) 94,024 49.7%
Collin Peterson (DFL) 93,903 49.6%
1984 general Arlan Stangeland (IR) 135,087 57%
Collin Peterson (DFL) 101,720 43%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 44% Mitt Romney: 54%
2008 Barack Obama: 47% John McCain: 51%

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