Tom Petri

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First Last currently serves the 6th Congressional district of Wisconsin

Thomas Evert "Tom" Petri has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1979, representing the Sixth Congressional District of Wisconsin. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Petri voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

Environmental record

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Bio

Background

Petri was born May 28, 1940, as Thomas Evert in Marinette, Wisconsin, his father was killed during World War II and he adopted the name Petri after his mother remarried when he was still a young child. He attended Harvard University, graduating with a degree in Law. During 1966 and 1967, he worked with the Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development in Somalia.

Petri served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1973 to 1979 before his election to the U.S. House in 1978.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Tom Petri
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • The Republican Main Street Partnership[1]
  • Army Caucus
  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption
  • Congressional Fire Services Caucus
  • Congressional Grace Caucus
  • Congressional Human Rights Caucus
  • Congressional Older Americans Caucus
  • Congressional Rural Caucus
  • Congressional Sportsman's Caucus
  • Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
  • Law Enforcement Caucus
  • Porkbusters Coalition
  • Public Pension Reform Caucus
  • Rural Health Care Coaliton
  • Surface Transporation Subcommittee
  • Water Resources Subcomittee

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Fond du Lac Bar Association
  • National Guard and Reserve Component Organization
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Former President of the Sabre Foundation
  • Council Member, E-Parliament [2]

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Tom Petri. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
2462 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4906
Phone: 202-225-2476
Fax: 202-225-2356
Web Email
Website

District Office- Fond du Lac:
490 West Rolling Meadows Drive
Suite B
Fond du Lac, WI 54937
Phone: 920-922-1180
TollFree: 800-242-4883 (WI only)

District Office - Oshkosh:
2390 State Road 44, Suite B
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: 920-231-6333

2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Petri for Congress campaign website

Citizens for Tom Petri
P.O. Box 270
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-0270

Phone: 920.923.4050

tompetri@vbe.com

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
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Caucuses:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
The Republican Main Street Partnership, Army Caucus, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Congressional Grace Caucus, Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Congressional Older Americans Caucus, Congressional Rural Caucus, Congressional Sportsman's Caucus, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus, Law Enforcement Caucus, Porkbusters Coalition, Public Pension Reform Caucus, Rural Health Care Coalition, Surface Transporation Subcommittee, Water Resources Subcommittee
Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Railroads Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
April 3, 1979
First Took Current Office:
April 3, 1979
Next Election:
November 2, 2008
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Wisconsin Senate, White House Aide
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 490 West Rolling Meadows Drive, Suite B, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
Phone: 920-922-1180 / Fax:
2. 2390 State Road 44, Suite B, Oshkosh, WI 54904
Phone: 920-231-6333 / Fax:




Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.petripeople.org/
Webform Email: / Email: tompetri@vbe.com

Campaign Offices:

1. P.O. Box 270, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-0270
Phone: 920.923.4050 / Fax:



Zip Code Affiliations:
Misc:

Date of Birth: May 28, 1940


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