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  Petri, Tom
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AffiliationRepublican  
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NameTom Petri
AddressN5329 De Neveu Lane
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin , United States
EmailNone
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Born May 28, 1940 (80 years)
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May 28, 2020 09:33am
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InfoThomas Evert "Tom" Petri

Tom Petri, who represents Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District, is serving his 13th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. First elected in April, 1979, Petri has been re-elected every two years since.

Petri is vice chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee where he is also Chairman of the Highways, Transit and Pipelines Subcommittee. He is also vice chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee.

From 1987 through 1990, Petri served as a member of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, better known as the House Ethics Committee.

A persistent foe of government waste, Petri has repeatedly earned high marks from such organizations as the National Taxpayers Union, the Concord Coalition, Citizens Against Government Waste, and the Watchdogs of the Treasury. Over many years he has repeatedly been named a "Guardian of Small Business" by the National Federation of Independent Business, and has won the "National Security Leadership Award" from the American Security Council.

Termed "a notably independent, creative legislator" by Washington Post columnist David Broder, Petri is known for his efforts to apply innovative solutions to problems, with a firm commitment to cost-effectiveness.

Important Petri legislative initiatives have included those in the areas of student loan reform, the allocation of money for federal highway spending, cost-sharing for federal water projects, tax and welfare reform, banking reform, campaign reform, and health care reform. The 1996 Almanac of American Politics states that Petri specializes in "thoughtful and original solutions to problems" which "cut across ideological and party lines."

Petri attended Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac and received undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard. He served in the Peace Corps in Somalia and in the White House focusing on anti-drug effforts. He is married to Anne Neal Petri and has one daughter, Alexandra.





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Apr 29, 2009 03:05pm Blog Entry Republicans Who Like Obama, Part VII  Article AJ 
Dec 19, 2006 12:00pm Opinion Congressman Tom Petri ought to consider making a party switch from Republican to Democrat  Article AJ 

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  11/06/2012 WI - District 06 Won 62.12% (+24.33%)
  08/14/2012 WI - District 06 - R Primary Won 82.19% (+64.47%)
  11/02/2010 WI - District 06 Won 70.66% (+41.39%)
  09/14/2010 WI - District 06 - R Primary Won 99.64% (+99.28%)
  11/04/2008 WI - District 06 Won 63.71% (+27.50%)
  09/09/2008 WI - District 06 - R Primary Won 99.63% (+99.25%)
  11/07/2006 WI - District 06 Won 98.92% (+97.85%)
  09/12/2006 WI District 06 - R Primary Won 99.77% (+99.54%)
  11/02/2004 WI - District 06 Won 67.06% (+36.93%)
  09/14/2004 WI - District 06 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 WI District 6 Won 99.22% (+98.45%)
  11/07/2000 WI District 6 Won 65.02% (+30.14%)
  09/12/2000 WI District 6 - R Primary Won 86.84% (+73.69%)
  11/03/1998 WI District 6 Won 92.60% (+85.36%)
  11/05/1996 WI District 6 Won 73.03% (+49.13%)
  11/08/1994 WI District 6 Won 99.50% (+98.99%)
  11/03/1992 WI District 6 Won 52.87% (+5.75%)
  11/06/1990 WI District 6 Won 99.53% (+99.07%)
  11/08/1988 WI District 6 Won 74.25% (+48.49%)
  11/04/1986 WI District 6 Won 96.68% (+93.36%)
  11/06/1984 WI District 6 Won 75.83% (+51.66%)
  11/02/1982 WI District 6 Won 65.01% (+30.03%)
  11/04/1980 WI District 6 Won 59.35% (+18.69%)
  04/03/1979 WI District 6- Special Election Won 50.43% (+0.86%)
  02/20/1979 WI District 6 - Special R Primary Won 35.25% (+16.51%)
  11/02/1976 WI State Senate 02 Won 57.13% (+14.25%)
  11/05/1974 WI US Senate Lost 35.79% (-25.96%)
  09/10/1974 WI US Senate- R Primary Won 85.18% (+70.35%)
  11/07/1972 WI State Senate 02 Won 57.91% (+17.17%)
  09/12/1972 WI State Senate 02 - R Primary Won 38.79% (+7.45%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WI US President - R Primary - Feb 19, 2008 R Mitt Romney
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Mitt Romney
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C00107003 Citizens for Tom Petri $ 428174.38