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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%
Write-ins (WRI) 364 0.1%
2010 general Tom Petri (R) 183,271 70.7%
Joseph Kallas (D) 75,926 29.3%
write-ins (WRI) 170 0.1%
2008 general Tom Petri (R) 221,875 63.7%
Roger Kittelson (D) 126,090 36.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 299 0.1%
2006 general Tom Petri (R) 201,367 98.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,190 1.1%
2004 general Tom Petri (R) 238,620 67%
Jef Hall (D) 107,209 30.1%
Carol Ann Rittenhouse (WG) 10,081 2.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 148 0%
2002 general Tom Petri (R) 169,834 99.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,327 0.8%
2000 general Tom Petri (R) 179,205 65%
Daniel Flaherty (D) 96,125 34.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 275 0.1%
1998 general Tom Petri (R) 144,144 92.6%
Timothy Farness (TAX) 11,267 7.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 258 0.2%
1996 general Tom Petri (R) 169,213 73%
Alver Lindskoog (D) 55,377 23.9%
James Dean (LIBERT) 4,494 1.9%
Timothy Farness (TAX) 2,532 1.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 103 0%
1994 general Tom Petri (R) 119,384 99.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 603 0.5%
1992 general Tom Petri (R) 143,875 52.9%
Peggy A. Lautenschlager (D) 128,232 47.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 30 0%
1990 general Thomas E. Petri (R) 111,036 100%
1988 general Thomas E. Petri (R) 165,923 74%
Joseph Garrett (D) 57,552 26%
1986 general Thomas E. Petri (R) 124,328 97%
1984 general Thomas E. Petri (R) 170,271 76%
David L. Iaquinta (D) 54,266 24%
1982 general Thomas E. Petri (R) 111,348 65%
1980 general Thomas E. Petri (R) 143,980 59%
1979 special Thomas E. Petri (R) 71,715 50%
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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