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Collin Peterson's Biography

Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 7, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. House (MN) - District 7

Contact Information


Post Office Box 265
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone: 218-844-6117

26192 Floyd Lake Point Road
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

714 Lake Avenue, Suite 101
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

13892 Airport Drive
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

1420 East College Drive
Southwest/West Central
Marshall, MN 56258

230 East 3rd Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283

1700 Technology Drive, Suite 119
Willmar, MN 56201

100 North First Street
Montevideo, MN 56265

2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Collin Clark Peterson




3 Children: Sean, Jason, Elliot; 4 Grandchildren

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Fargo, ND

Home City:

Detroit Lakes, MN



BA, Business Administration/Accounting, Minnesota State University at Moorhead, 1962-1966

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Minnesota, District 7, 1991-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Minnesota, District 7, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988

Senator, Minnesota State Senate, 1977-1986

Member, Air Force Caucus, present

Member, Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease, present

Member, Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, present

Member, Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, present

Member, Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, present

Founding Member, Blue Dog Coalition, present

Member, Community College Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Arts Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Automotive Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Bike Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Boating Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Border Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Addiction, Recovery, and Treatment, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Brazil, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, present

Member, Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine, present

Member, Congressional Community Pharmacy Coalition, present

Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Friends of Denmark, present

Member, Congressional Friends of Norway, present

Member, Congressional Gaming Caucus, present

Member, Congressional General Aviation Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Healthy Forest Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition, present

Member, Congressional Internet Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Medical Technology Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Men's Health Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Mental Health Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Motorsports Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Musicians Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Native American Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Northern Border Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Oral Health Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Pilot's Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Rural Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Songwriters Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, present

Member, Congressional TRIO Caucus, present

Member, Congressional United States-Turkish Relations Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Vision Caucus, present

Member, Home Health Caucus, present

Member, House Cancer Caucus, present

Member, House Nursing Caucus, present

Member, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, present

Member, House Rural Education Caucus, present

Member, House Rural Health Care Coalition, present

Member, Law Enforcement Caucus, present

Member, Pediatric Cancer Caucus, present

Member, Pro-life Caucus, present

Member, Public Broadcasting Caucus, present

Member, Quality Care Coalition, present

Member, Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus, present

Member, Rural Housing Caucus, present

Member, Rural Veterans Caucus, present

Member, Second Amendment Task Force, present

Member, Travel and Tourism Caucus, present

Member, United Service Organization Congressional Caucus, present

Member, Upper Mississippi River Basin Task Force, present

Member, Water Caucus, present

Member, Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Task Force

Member, Capital Access Task Force

Member, Congressional Animal Welfare Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues

Member, Congressional Caucus on Coal

Member, Congressional Caucus on Unfunded Mandates

Member, Congressional Correctional Officers Caucus

Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Member, Congressional Performers Caucus

Member, Congressional Soybean Caucus

Member, Forestry 2000 Task Force

Member, Hearing Health Caucus

Co-Chair, Military Veterans Caucus

Member, Rural Development Caucus

Member, Rural Health Care Caucus

Member, Telecommunications Task Force

Owner/Certified Public Accountant, Collin Peterson Certified Public Accountant

Certified Public Accountant, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 1968-1990

Staff Sergeant, North Dakota Army National Guard, 1963-1969

Member, American Legion's Ninth District Band, present

Member, House Impact Aid Coalition, present

Member, American Legion

Member, AOPA

Trombonist, Army National Guard Band

Member, Becker County Sportsmen's Club

Member, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks

Founding Member, Blue Dog Coalition

Former Guitarist, Collin and the Establishment

Member, Cormorant Lakes Sportsmen’s Club

Member, Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Member, Ducks Unlimited

Member, Eagles Club

Member, Farm Bureau

Member, Farmers Union

Member, Friends of Denmark

Member, Moorhead Chamber of Commerce

Member, National Guard and Reserve Components Organization

Member, Pheasants Forever

Member, Safari Club International

Member, Saint Cloud Chamber of Commerce

Member, Sea Plane Pilots Association

Astrological Sign:



Conservation Legislator of the Year, Pheasants Forever

Friend of Farm Bureau, American Farm Bureau Federation

Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union

Champion of Private Property Rights, League of Private Property Voters

Guardian of Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business

Public Achievement Award, Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership

Friend of the Farm Conservation, National Resource Conservation Service

Co-Legislator of the Year, Safari Club International

Medal of Honor Award, U.S. Oncology

Deficit Hawk Award, Concord Coalition

Spirit of Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Member in band, "Collin and the Establishment"

Names of Grandchildren:

Collin, Tori, Karis and Karly

Number of Grandchildren:


Priority Issues:

During my public service career, I have been a strong advocate for farmers and small business owners, and a leader on both federal tax policy and conservation issues. I have been a leader on the last three Farm Bills passed by Congress and am currently working on the next Farm Bill. I am the most senior member of the House Committee on Agriculture and currently serve as its Ranking Member. I previously served as Chairman in the 110th and 111th Congresses and as Ranking Member in the 109th Congress.