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Collin Clark Peterson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from
Minnesota's 7th district
Term of office:
1991 - present
Political party:

Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Image File history File links Vote. ... An election is a decision making process where people choose people to hold official offices. ... Image File history File links Rep. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Minnesotas 7th congressional district covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota except for the far south, which is Minnesotas 1st congressional district. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a political party in the US state of Minnesota. ...

Preceded by: Arlan Stangeland
Succeeded by: Incumbent
Born: June 29, 1944
Fargo, North Dakota

Collin Clark Peterson (born June 29, 1944), is an American politician. Peterson has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing Minnesota's 7th congressional district, one of eight congressional districts in Minnesota. Arlan Ingehart Stangeland (February 8, 1930-) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Flag Location Location in North Dakota Coordinates , Government Country State County Region United States North Dakota Cass County Red River Valley Founded 1871 Mayor Dennis Walaker Geographical characteristics Area     City 98. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Minnesotas 7th congressional district covers almost all of the western side of Minnesota except for the far south, which is Minnesotas 1st congressional district. ... Minnesota currently has 8 congressional districts. ...

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Background and education

Collin Peterson was born in Fargo, North Dakota, grew up on a farm in Baker, Minnesota, and received his B.A. at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota. His current home is Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Flag Location Location in North Dakota Coordinates , Government Country State County Region United States North Dakota Cass County Red River Valley Founded 1871 Mayor Dennis Walaker Geographical characteristics Area     City 98. ... Baker is an unincorporated place in Clay County, Minnesota roughly halfway between the cities of Sabin and Barnesville. ... Minnesota State University Moorhead is a four year university part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) located in Moorhead, Minnesota. ... Moorhead is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... Detroit Lakes is a city located in Becker County, Minnesota. ...


Campaigns

Peterson was a member of the Minnesota State Senate from 1977-1986. The Minnesota Senate is the upper house in the Minnesota State Legislature. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He won his present seat in the United States Congress by defeating incumbent Arlan Stangeland in 1990, after unsuccessful attempts in 1986 and 1988. In subsequent elections in 1992 and 1994, he struggled to hold on to his seat in close elections. In 1992 he narrowly won re-election by a 50-49% margin against former state representative Bernie Omann. In a 1994 re-match against Omann, Peterson won by a 51-49% margin. From 1996 on, he has been re-elected by a wide margin, with voters giving him between 65 and 72 percent of the vote. Arlan Ingehart Stangeland (February 8, 1930-) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. ... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Republican Mike Barrett is challenging Peterson in the 2006 election. Campaign issues include Peterson's support for amnesty for illegal aliens, repeated votes against the Patriot Act, alignment with House liberal Democrats, and heavy financial support of Peterson by out-of-state business special interest groups (PACs). Michael Barrett (born March 18, 1952) is an American politician. ...


Issues and positions

Peterson is a co-sponsor of the Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act of 2005, which would provide amnesty and job protection for three million illegal immigrant agricultural workers and their families, and extend the visas of legal immigrant agricultural workers.


In 1998, Peterson gained attention by proposing a constitutional amendment which would allow the residents of Minnesota's Northwest Angle to vote on whether they wanted to secede from the United States and join the Canadian province of Manitoba. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... A constitutional amendment is an alteration to the constitution of a nation or a state. ... The Northwest Angle (the purple portion) in Minnesota, bordering Manitoba, Ontario, and Lake of the Woods. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14...


Peterson was one of the seven original founders of the Blue Dog Coalition of conservative Democrats in the House. The Blue Dog Coalition is a group of moderate to conservative Democrats in the United States House of Representatives. ...


An avid hunter, Peterson is known for his interest in conservation and sportsmens issues. In 2000, he introduced H.R. 1275 to stop the interstate shipping of birds for cockfighting, a bill with 206 co-sponsors which did not make it out of committee. He is a strong supporter of preserving wildlife and gaming refuges. It has been suggested that Big-game hunter be merged into this article or section. ... Conservationists are those people who tend to more highly rank the wise use of the Earths resources and ecosystems. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Cock Fight by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1847) Training for a cockfight in Hell-Bourg on Réunion Island A cockfight is a blood sport between two specially trained roosters held in a ring called a cockpit. ...


Representing a mostly rural district, Peterson takes a strong interest in corporate agriculture issues, and support for increasing agricultural investment programs, farm support programs, and promoting the use of ethanol and biodiesel fuels. Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, colorless, mildly toxic chemical compound with a distinctive perfume-like odor, and is the alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. ... Biodiesel refers to a diesel-equivalent, processed fuel derived from biological sources. ...


In January 2005, he made a political deal with liberal Democrats to align with them and then was selected by the House Democratic Caucus to succeed former Texas Congressman Charles Stenholm as the Ranking Member on the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Rep. ... The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, or Agriculture Committee (often referred to as simply Agriculture, as in Hes on Agriculture) is a Congressional committee of the United States House of Representatives. ...


Peterson was listed by political experts as a conservative Democrat in the U.S. Congress, but since his deal to become ranking Democrat on the Agriculture Committee recently has voted more often with liberal Democrats. He sometimes votes with Republicans on social issues like gay rights, abortion, and capital punishment On some issues, however, he is closer to the liberal wing of his party: he has voted against most free trade agreements, the Freedom to Farm act, the Telecom Act of 1996, both versions of the Patriot Act, and he has been sharply critical of the No Child Left Behind Act, which he contends is unfair to rural students. The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... Free trade is an economic concept referring to the selling of products between countries without tariffs or other trade barriers. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Signing ceremony at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. ...


He is considered to be the most conservative DFL member of the Minnesota delegation in the 109th Congress, scoring 50% conservative by a conservative group[1] and 57% progressive by a liberal group.[2] Minnesota Congressional Districts shows the scores for the entire delegation. This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) was created on April 15, 1944 when the Minnesota Democratic Party and Farmer-Labor Party merged to create the DFL. Hubert H. Humphrey was instrumental in this merger. ... The 109th United States Congress is the current meeting of the United States legislature, composed of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of contemporary international social and political philosophies. ... Minnesota currently has 8 congressional districts. ...


Peterson was one of the few Democrats to vote in favor of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 [1]. The United States Military Commissions Act of 2006, Pub. ...


Other Activities

In December 2005, Peterson joined with several other Congressmen to form the Second Amendments, a bipartisan rock and country band set to play for United States troops stationed overseas over the Holiday season. 1 The Second Amendments is a bipartisan rock and country band, with all members of Congress, features Reps. ... In a two-party system (such as in the United States), bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a political body in which both of the major political parties are in agreement. ... Rock is a form of popular music from the mid 20th century which typically features a vocal melody (often with vocal harmony) that is supported by accompaniment of electric guitars, a bass guitar, and drums, often with a strong back beat. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, also known as country and western music or country-western, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ...


References

  1. ^ Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005 (pdf). SBE Council’s Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (June, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-02.
  2. ^ Leading with the Left. Progressive Punch. Retrieved on 2006-11-02.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ...

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Preceded by:
Arlan Stangeland
United States Representative for the 7th Congressional District of Minnesota
1991–
Succeeded by:
Incumbent

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Peterson favored a constitutional amendment to prohibit abortions except to save the life of the mother and in cases of rape and incest.
Peterson was re-elected in 1998 by defeating Republican Aleta Edin with 72 percent of the vote.
Peterson was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1976, and was re-elected in 1980 and 1982.
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