Thomas Petri

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U.S. Representative

Thomas Petri ()
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Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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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.


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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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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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Carpenters & Joiners Union$ 15,000
Republican Main Street Partnership$ 9,000
Sheet Metal Workers Union$ 7,000
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn$ 5,500
American Council of Engineering Cos$ 5,000
American Trucking Assns$ 5,000
Berkshire Hathaway$ 5,000
Credit Union National Assn$ 5,000
FedEx Corp$ 5,000
Manitowoc Co$ 5,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Thomas Petri
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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 Thomas Petri. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2462 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2476 Fax: 202-225-2356
    Webform email
District offices
  • 490 West Rolling Meadows Drive, Suite B, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
    Ph: 920-922-1180 Fax: (none entered)
  • 2390 State Road 44, Suite B, Oshkosh, WI 54904
    Ph: 920-231-6333 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

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

Articles and resources

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