Candidate Profile

Karen Carter Peterson

LA-02

Karen Carter Peterson

With Rep. Cedric Richmond (D) joining the Pres. Biden administration, LA-02 has a special election on March 20, 2021. Let's keep it blue with a strong Democrat!

Karen Carter Peterson is the current State Senator for Lousiana's 5th state senate district. She was first elected to 5th district in 2010 and she last won in 2019, with 79.4% of the votes.

Previously, Karen Peterson served as state House member from 1999-2010 and served as House Speaker Pro Tempore (2008-2010). Previously, Karen Peterson served as state House member from 1999-2010 and served as House Speaker Pro Tempore (2008-2010). Karen Peterson earned her JD from Tulane Univ and BA from Howard Univ. Karen and her husband Dana Peterson (a political consultant) live in New Orleans' Warehouse District, within Louisiana's 2nd congressional district.

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Whether it was protecting voting rights as a Vice Chair of the DNC, or standing up to Republicans in the state legislature to deliver health care and defend women’s reproductive rights, Karen has never been afraid to speak truth to power on behalf of working families. Karen understands that true change comes from the bottom up, and that advancing progressive issues means engaging with -- and never hiding from -- the people she intends to serve.

- Stacy Abrams

Elect Karen Carter Peterson for LA-02.