Karen Carter Peterson

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Karen Carter Peterson

Karen Carter Peterson represents much of New Orleans in the District 5 seat in the Louisiana Senate.

She is a member of the following Senate committees: Commerce, Consumer Protection, and International Affairs (on an interim basis), Health & Welfare, Judiciary B, Local & Municipal Affairs and the Hurricane Recovery select committee.[1]

Peterson was elected to the position Feb. 6, 2010,[2] in a special election following the resignation of Cheryl Gray Evans, who moved away from Louisiana after marrying. Peterson, a Democrat, was sworn in March 1, 2010.[3]

No challengers filed to oppose Peterson's re-election to a full term in the Senate in 2011.[4]

Previously, Peterson represented District 93 in the Louisiana House of Representatives.


Official page


  1. Committee assignments page at Louisiana Senate site
  2. UptownMessenger.com: "Uptown area election results"
  3. Official press release, March 1, 2010
  4. UptownMessenger.com: "Only one Uptown-area lawmaker draws challengers," Sept. 9, 2011]
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