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Val Peterson (Utah politician)

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Preceded by  Lorie Fowlke
Party  Republican Party

Political party  Republican
Role  American Politician
Nationality  American
Name  Val Peterson
Rank  Colonel
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Alma mater  Brigham Young University United States Army War College
Education  Brigham Young University, United States Army War College

Service/branch  Utah National Guard
Residence  Orem, Utah, United States

Val L. Peterson is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 59 since January 1, 2011. Peterson represents District 59 (Orem, Utah) and lives there with his wife, Ann. He currently serves as Vice President of Administration and Legislative Affairs at Utah Valley University.


Early life and education

Peterson earned his BA in communications and public relations, his MA in mass communications, and his PhD in educational leadership from Brigham Young University, and his MS in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.

Political career

Peterson was first elected on November 2, 2010. During the 2016 legislative session, he served on the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Government Operations Committee, and the House Business and Labor Committee.

2016 sponsored legislation

Peterson also floor sponsored SB 30 Department of Commerce Boards, Committees, and Commissions Concurrence Amendments, SB 55 Financial Institutions Amendments, SB 76 Workers' Compensation for Volunteers, SB 103 Strategic Workforce Investments, SB 146 Workers' Compensation Amendments, and SB 178 Economic Development Revisions.


  • 2014 Peterson was unopposed for both the primary election and the general election held on November 4, 2014.
  • 2012 Peterson was unopposed for the June 26, 2012 Republican Primary and won the three-way November 6, 2012 general election with 9,971 votes (85.3%) against Libertarian candidate Kenny Barlow and Constitution candidate Benjamin Norton.
  • 2010 When District 59 incumbent Republican Representative Lorie Fowlke left the Legislature and left the seat open, Peterson won the June 22, 2010 Republican primary with 1,417 votes (61%) against former Representative Mike Thompson and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 4,376 votes (82.6%) against Democratic nominee James Greer.
  • References

    Val Peterson (Utah politician) Wikipedia