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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%
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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