Douglas W. Petersen
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Douglas W. Petersen

Democrat

politician in Massachusetts, US

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Douglas W. Petersen

politician in Massachusetts, US
Summary
Experience
66
Age at Death1948-2014
17
Years of Experience
MAResidence (state)

Douglas W. Petersen (March 7, 1948 – July 1, 2014) was an American politician who served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources from 2007 to 2009 and represented the 8th Essex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1991 to 2007. In 2007, Petersen upset residents of Lynn, Massachusetts after he stated at a Swampscott School Committee meeting that Swampscott children would "be captains of industry" who would one day need good employees "so we have to educate Lynn kids".. He was born on Long Island and lived in Marblehead at the time of his death.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Harvard University
MPA
1989
Simmons College
MS
1975
Wagner College
BA
1970

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 6)  
Massachusetts Commissioner of Agricultural Resources
2008
Representative
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1990 - 2007
Adjunct Professor
Salem State College
1989 - 1990
Clinical Director
North Essex Health Resource Center
1984 - 1988
Therapist
Wilmington Family Counseling Center
1980 - 1988
Outpatient Clinic Director
North Essex Health Resource Center
1980 - 1984

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 10)  
Member
Board of Directors, Healthlink
2003 - Current
Board of Directors
Salem Sound
1999 - 2003
Agricultural Subcommittee Member
Council of State Government Eastern Regional Conference
2000 - Current
Member
Kennedy School of Government Alumni Association
1998 - 2000
Member
Science/Energy/Environmental Resources Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
1999 - Current
Advisory Board
Massachusetts Money Management Program
1991 - 1998
Board of Directors
Making Ends Meet
1991 - 1996
Professional Advisory Committee Member
Salem State College, School of Social Work
1992 - Current
Co-Chair
Mental Health Caucus
2002 - Current
Marblehead Fair Housing Committee
1990 - 1995