Collin (Collin) C. Peterson (D-USH07)
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Capitol: 202.225.2165
FAX: 202.225.1593
District: 320.235.1061
District FAX: 218.847.5109
Room 2204 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2307

Residence: Detroit Lakes, MN
Elected: 1990    Next Election: 2018
DOB: 6/29/1944
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
Co-ChairMilitary Veterans Caucus
Co-ChairLyme Disease Caucus
FC MemberProperty Rights Action Caucus (PRAC)
Co-ChairRural Veterans Caucus
FC MemberSecond Amendment Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Soybean Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional 4-H Caucus
Co-ChairMississippi River Valley and Tributaries Caucus
ChairmanHouse Universal Service Fund Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Pilot's Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Franchise Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Nordic Countries
Co-ChairCongressional Rock and Roll Caucus
Co-ChairHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Civil Justice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Musicians Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants
FC MemberCongressional Business Owners Caucus
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Energy Users Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Hospitals Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
FC MemberAppalachian Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Air Medical Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Correctional Officers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Horse Caucus
FC MemberHouse Sugar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Netherlands
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Denmark
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Mississippi River Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Quality Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Rural Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
FC MemberFriends of Finland Congressional Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Brazil
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Becker / Beltrami / Big Stone / Chippewa / Clay / Clearwater / Cottonwood / Douglas / Grant / Kandiyohi / Kittson / Lac Qui Parle / Lake Of The Wood / Lincoln / Lyon / Mahnomen / Marshall / McLeod / Meeker / Murray / Norman / Otter Tail / Pennington / Pipestone / Polk / Pope / Red Lake / Redwood / Renville / Roseau / Sibley / Stearns / Stevens / Swift / Todd / Traverse / Wilkin / Yellow Medicine


Collin was born on June 29, 1944, in Fargo, North Dakota. He grew up on a farm in Baker, Minnesota, and he currently lives in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Collin has three sons, Sean, Jason and Elliott and four grandchildren, Collin, Tori, Karis and Karly. He is an avid sportsman and enjoys hunting and fishing with his sons and especially his grandson Collin. He is a private pilot and enjoys flying around the seventh district and visiting with his constituents.

Collin was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Seventh Congressional District of Minnesota in 1990. His primarily rural and agricultural district reaches from the Canadian border in the north, almost to the Iowa state line in the south; along Minnesota's border with North and South Dakota. Peterson is Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Agriculture, which has jurisdiction over a wide range of agriculture and rural development issues, including the Farm Bill, renewable energy, disaster assistance, nutrition, crop insurance, conservation, rural development, international trade, futures market regulation, animal and plant health, agricultural research, bioterrorism, forestry, and others.

He graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and also served in the North Dakota National Guard. Before being elected to the House of Representatives, he was a Certified Public Accountant and small business owner in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, and also served for ten years in the Minnesota State Senate.

In the 1960's, Collin also found time to play guitar and sing with a band known as "Collin and the Establishment." He is a musician, and in recent years he has performed with Willie Nelson at Farm Aid concerts, jazz legend Lonnie Brooks, with several other Members of Congress at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and with rock guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter at several Washington, D.C. venues. He is a member of the American Legion's Ninth District Band.

Peterson has organized and played in Congressional rock bands, including The Amendments and the Second Amendments. He and his colleagues have performed at charity events in Washington DC. The Second Amendments also performed for U.S. troops in Germany, Kuwait, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and performed at WE Fest in Minnesota and Farm Aid in Illinois.

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