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politician , Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives

Pamela 'Pam' Peterson is an American Republican Party politician from the U.S. state of New York, who, since 2005 has represented 67th district in the Oklahoma.

Background

Peterson was born in New York City and lived there until she was eighteen years old.

Education

Bachelor, Oral Roberts University, 1977.

Career

The district is contained in Tulsa County. She currently serves as majority floor leader, the first woman to hold that post. Her parents were very involved with politics and Peterson began working on campaigns at the age of twelve.

After high school, Peterson moved to Tulsa, OK to attend Oral Roberts University. Peterson and her family eventually moved back to Tulsa, where she volunteered on Don Nickles' campaign in 1992. When Representative Hopper Smith vacated his seat to serve in Afghanistan in 2003, Peterson ran, winning 68% of the vote against two male opponents.

Peterson was elected in 2005 and still serves in the Oklahoma She will reach her term limit in 2016. CommitteesConference Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections, ChairCriminal Justice & Corrections, ChairChildren, Youth & Family Services, Vice ChairConference Committee on Children, Youth & Family Services, Vice ChairAppropriations & BudgetConference Committee on Public SafetyGeneral Conference Committee on Appropriations & BudgetJoint Committee on Appropriations & BudgetPublic SafetyPositions1992 National Delegate to Republican ConventionFormer Tulsa County Republican ChairmanFormer 1st Congressional District Vice Chairman for Republican PartyFormer Majority Whip (’05-‘06)Task Force to Stop Sexual Violence ChairmanOklahoma Commission on Status of Women.

Connections

Married Paul Peterson. Children: Matthew, Audra.

spouse:
Paul Peterson

children:
Matthew Peterson

Audra Peterson