Karen Peterson

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State Senate (Louisiana 5)


Family: Divorced

Born: 11/01/1969 New Orleans, LA

Home: New Orleans, Louisiana

Education: Attended, Boston College Law School Attended, University of Virginia School of Law JD, Tulane Law School BBA, International Business/Marketing, Howard University

Profession: Attorney

Political: Senator, Louisiana State Senate, 2010-present Won Special Election, Louisiana State Senate, February 6, 2010 Speaker Pro Tempore, Louisiana State House of Representatives, 2008-2010 Representative, Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1999-2010 Candidate, Louisiana State House of Representatives, 2006

Congressional Membership: Member, Democratic Caucus Member, Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Member, Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Member, Orleans Delegation

Organization Membership: Board Member, Blood Center Flemmings Fellow, Center for Policy Alternatives Board Member, Coliseum Square Association Member, Delta Sigma Pi Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Board Member, Dryades Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Volunteer, Free Tutoring Program, Incorporated Board Member, Friends of the New Orleans Public Library Board Member, Kingsley House Member, Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority Member, National Association of Insurance Legislators Member, National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Adult Advisor, Saint Monica's Christian Youth Organization Board Member, Vieux Carre Alliance Volunteer, Young Leadership Council's Recreate New Orleans Program Board Member, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Greater New Orleans



Commerce, Consumer Protection, and International Affairs


Health and Welfare

Judiciary B

Local and Municipal Affairs


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