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Petersburg, John

House 2013-2022 (District 24A); House 2023-Present (District 19B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Steele, Waseca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/8/1952
Birth Place: Owatonna, Minnesota
Birth County: Steele
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Waseca
Occupation (when first elected): Church Administrator

EDUCATION

Claremont High School; Secondary;
Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S.; Public administration, paralegal

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: Dodge Center, Minnesota (School Board Member); 198? to 199?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Susan (married in August of 2008; she died on November 8, 2021); Debra (listed in the 2023-2024 green book)
Children: Ten children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He grew up on a farm near Claremount, Minnesota.

"In the 1980s and '90s, Petersburg served on school boards for the Claremont and Triton school district. He was a board member when the Dodge Center, Claremont and West Concord school districts decided to consolidate into the single Triton district." (Owatonna People's Press, 10/8/2012).

He announced he would not seek reelection in 2024.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, The Directory, 2013-2014. He was a church Administrator at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna for 21 years.

Total Days Served: 4153

SESSIONS SERVED

93rd Legislative Session (2023-2024)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 19B
Elected: 11/8/2022
Residence: Waseca
Term of Office: 1/3/2023 to 1/13/2025
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Retired church administrator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

92nd Legislative Session (2021-2022)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 24A
Elected: 11/3/2020
Residence: Waseca
Term of Office: 1/5/2021 to 1/2/2023
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Retired Church Administrator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Housing Finance and Policy: Preventing Homelessness Division Minutes
  • Transportation Finance and Policy Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 24A
Elected: 11/6/2018
Residence: Waseca
Term of Office: 1/8/2019 to 1/4/2021
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Retired Church Administrator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Taxes Minutes
  • Taxes: Property and Local Tax Division Minutes
  • Ways & Means: Transportation Finance & Policy Division Minutes

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 24A
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Waseca
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Church Administrator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 24A
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Waseca
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Church Administrator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 24A
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Waseca
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Church Administrator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
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Session Interview (Video) 2013 House Interview


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