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Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.)

  • District: 6th District, East central -- Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac
  • Residence: Fond du Lac
  • Born: May 28, 1940; Marinette, Wis.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Wife, Anne Neal Petri; one child
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1962 (government); Harvard U., J.D. 1965
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Wis. Senate, 1973-79; Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, 1974; U.S. House, 1979-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1979 (17th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit - Chairman)
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State Information: 6th District, East central -- Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Tom Petri (R) 223,460 62.1%
Joseph Kallas (D) 135,921 37.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 46% Mitt Romney: 53%
2008 Barack Obama: 49% John McCain: 49%

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