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Name: Janet Petersen, Democrat

Office/District: State Senate District 18

Hometown: Des Moines

Profession: Marketing Communications

Why running for office: “I’m just hoping to get to serve the constituents in my area again and continue working on the issue that they care about. It’ll be interesting to see how the current situation impacts our voters and people in our district. I assume many of the same issues that we’ve been fighting for we’ll continue fighting for — solid public education and making sure people have access to health care. But, under the current situation, I think we’ll probably be spending a lot of time focusing on jobs and the economy to make sure people have economic security.”

Website: Janet 4 Iowa

Facebook: Janet 4 Iowa

Author: Jacob Hall