Peter Cownie

Peter Cownie REPRepublican

American politician

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Peter CownieREPRepublican American politician
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Peter Cownie (born April 19, 1980) is an American politician. Cownie was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa and resides in West Des Moines, Iowa. He has a B.A. in American government from the University of Virginia and a Master's of Public Administration with an emphasis in public policy from Drake University. He is a Republican Party member who served on the Iowa House of Representatives from 2009 to 2019. Until 2013, Cownie held the District 60 seat. He was subsequently redistricted to District 42. Cownie's mother Patricia was appointed to the Iowa Board of Regents in 2015 by Governor Terry Branstad. During her tenure, Patricia Cownie served as president pro term. Branstad's successor Kim Reynolds did not nominate Patricia Cownie to a second term.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Virginia
BA American Government
2003
Drake University
MPA Public Administration
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Representative
Iowa State House of Representatives
2008 - 2019
Executive Director
Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation
Current
Former Legislative Analyst
Iowa State Senate State Government Committee and Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee
Scheduling and Advance Assistant
United States Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta
Staff Member
Iowa Senate Republican Caucus
Other Experience1 - 22 of 22
Board Member
Dowling Catholic High School Foundation
Current
Board Member
Greater Dallas County Development Alliance
Current
Board of Directors
First Tee of Greater Des Moines
Current
Board of Trustees Member
Grand View University
Current
Member
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Current
Member
West Des Moines Community Enrichment Foundation
Current
President
Junior Achievement of Central Iowa
Current
Volunteer
Variety Club of Central Iowa
Current
Volunteer
Bull Moose Club
Current
Volunteer
Boys and Girls Club
Current
Former Board Member
West Des Moines Human Services
Member
Successful Iowa Families Caucus
Current
Member
Iowa Commission on Interstate Cooperation
2013 - 2015
Former Chair
Commerce Committee, Iowa State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Studies, Iowa State House of Representatives
Former Member
Natural Resources Committee, Iowa State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Fiscal, Iowa State House of Representatives
Former Member
Ways and Means Committee, Iowa State House of Representatives
Former Member
Legislative Council Committee, Iowa State House of Representatives
Former Member
State Government Committee, Iowa State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, Iowa State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on International Relations, Iowa State House of Representatives