Bachelor, Oral Roberts University, 1977.
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, Oklahoma 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. Committees
Conference Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections, Chair
Criminal Justice & Corrections, Chair
Children, Youth & Family Services, Vice Chair
Conference Committee on Children, Youth & Family Services, Vice Chair
Appropriations & Budget
Conference Committee on Public Safety
General Conference Committee on Appropriations & Budget
Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget
1992 National Delegate to Republican Convention
Former Tulsa County Republican Chairman
Former 1st Congressional District Vice Chairman for Republican Party
Former Majority Whip (’05-‘06)
Task Force to Stop Sexual Violence Chairman
Oklahoma Commission on Status of Women.
Married Paul Peterson. Children: Matthew, Audra.