Karen Carter Peterson

**KAREN CARTER PETERSON IS APPEARING FROM 4:05 - 5:05 PM ON SATURDAY, JULY 6**
4:05 - 5:05 PM

Karen Carter Peterson represents New Orleans in the Louisiana State Senate. In 2012, she assumed the Chair position of the Louisiana Democratic Party, the first woman and only second African-American in Louisiana history to do so. She is also the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children. Peterson is a 1991 graduate of Howard University School of Business and of Tulane University Law School. She is a Louisiana-licensed attorney and practices commercial law in New Orleans.