MN-07: Collin Peterson (D)
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October 30, 2020 by TWN Staff
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, is shown ahead of a news conference about the farm bill on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the South St. Paul Municipal Airport in South St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

About Peterson:

Peterson was born in Fargo, N.D. He grew up on a farm in Baker, Minn., and he currently lives in Detroit Lakes, Minn. He has three sons, Sean, Jason and Elliott and six grandchildren. 

He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota in 1990. His district reaches from the Canadian border in the north, almost to the Iowa state line in the south; along Minnesota’s border with North and South Dakota. 

Peterson is chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture.

He graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and also served in the North Dakota National Guard. Before being elected to the House of Representatives, he was a certified public accountant and small business owner in Detroit Lakes, Minn., and also served for 10 years in the Minnesota State Senate.

In the 1960’s, he also found time to play guitar and sing with a band known as “Collin and the Establishment.” He is a member of the American Legion’s Ninth District Band. Peterson has organized and played in Congressional rock bands, including The Amendments and the Second Amendments. He and his colleagues have performed at charity events in Washington, D.C. The Second Amendments also performed for U.S. troops in Germany, Kuwait, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and performed at WE Fest in Minnesota and Farm Aid in Illinois.

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