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02/28/2008 04:43 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

DNC Wyoming Superdelegates

HuffPost's OffTheBus members produced these superdelegate profiles as part of its Superdelegate Investigation. You can find all profiles here.

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Peter Jorgenson
Wyoming State Legislator
Jackson, Wyoming

Basic Bio
*Birthplace - Berkeley, California
*Hometown - Jackson, Wyoming
*Married - Jean
*Children - Arne, Heidi, Kari, Paul
*Religion - Unitarian
*Education - BS, Civil Engineering, Bucknell University, 1957
*Profession - Senior Consultant, Engineering/Planning/Surveying, Jorgensen Associates
(2002-2006)
*Director, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (1996-2002)
*President, Jorgensen Engineering & Land Surveyors (1974-2002)
*Senior Engineer, Roy Jorgensen Associates (1970-1974)
*Principal, Jorgensen Engineering (1967-1970)

Involvement in the Democratic Party
*Representative, Wyoming State Legislature (2003-present)
*National Committeeman, Wyoming Democratic Party, 2004-2006
*State Committeeman, Teton County Democratic Party
*Fairly liberal politician in a staunchly Republican state
*Source: www.VoteSmart.org & profiler's personal experience with Mr. Jorgenson

Political interests and issues
*Abortion: Should always be legal; supports parental notification
*Excise Taxes: Supports greatly increased state Tobacco, Alcohol & Gasoline taxes
*Crime:
*Stiffer sex offender laws;
*Decriminalize small quantities of marijuana &
*Supports medical marijuana;
*Supports hate crimes legislation (including sexual orientation)
*Gun Control:
*Strengthen enforcement of existing gun laws
*Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows
*Health Care:
*Ensure citizens have access to basic health care through managed care
*Insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary
*Supports medical marijuana
*Civil rights: Supports recognition of same-sex civil unions
Source: www.VoteSmart.org

How has he been involved in the 2008 election?
*According to information posted at Barack Obama's website, Mr. Jorgenson is quoted as having said: "Having lived over 70 years and been down [in Cheyenne] six years, I know we need to tip the wheelbarrow over," he said. "We need real change." http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/stateupdates/C4Db

Who has he made political contributions to?
* Jorgensen donated $2400 during Q4 to Barack Obama, and in Q1 he also donated a hefty sum.
http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name&lname=jorgensen&fname=peter&search=Search
*Max Baucus via "Friends of Max Baucus,"$500, 09/08/2005, Source: http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/advindsea.shtml
*Gary Trauner via "Trauner for Congress," $500, 11/07/2005, Source: http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/advindsea.shtml


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John Millin, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Democratic Party State Chair

Basic bio
*Source: http://www.wellness.com/dir/2489469/ophthalmologist/wy/cheyenne/john-millin-cheyenne-eye-clinic-md
www.wyomingdemocrats.com
*Birthplace: Boston, MA
*Hometown: Cheyenne, WY
*Married: Lori Millin, representative - Wyoming State Legislature
*Children: 3; Boston University Medical School; Mayo Graduate School of Medicine;Tucson Medical Center
*Ophthalmologist / Cheyenne Eye Clinic

Involvement in the Democratic Party
*Source: Interview with superdelegate
*Planet Jackson Hole News: http://www.planetjh.com/news/A_101024.aspx
*Casper Star Tribune 12/21/07: http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2007/12/21/news/wyoming/f745194764237b5b872573b60008edd6.prt
*Elected as Democratic state party chair in April 2007 after his predecessor's 3rd DUI arrest
*Ruffled party feathers when he wrote that if Hillary Clinton receives the nomination, Democrats throughout the west will be harmed by motivated right-wing GOP voters
*Served as Democratic Party county chair (in state's most populous country), State Party Secretary and State Party Treasurer before being elected as State Party Chairman
*Election to DNC is automatic with his state party position

Political interests and issues
*Source: Interview with superdelegate
*Travel to developing nations to perform surgeries to restore sight
*Strengthening the Wyoming Democratic party & fielding more winning candidates (local, state, federal)

Involvement in the 2008 election
*Sources: Interview with superdelegate, Casper Star Tribune 12/21/07 (see previous citation)
*Millin has been vocal in his personal support for Barack Obama. He "came out" after learning that state party rules permit the chairman to make a personal endorsement. He has not done any campaigning yet, but did help Obama campaign find office space in Cheyenne. He says he would do the same for the Clinton campaign if asked

Contributions to Candidates
*Thomas Daschle via New Leadership for America PAC $500 (total) 04/25/97 & 06/08/99
*WY Democratic Central Committee $1030 (total)
*BARACK OBAMA: $448 reported 01/08

Family's Involvement in Politics, Democratic Party
*Source: Interview with superdelegate
*No. Just lifelong Democratic Party members and regular voters

Previous campaign work
*Source: Interview with superdelegate
*Only wife's legislative race which she won by 8 votes, unseating a five-term Republican

This profile was produced through HuffPost"s OffTheBus Superdelegate Investigation. All profiles will be donated to the Superdelegate Transparency Project. If you have information that should be added to this profile, please join the Superdelegate Transparency Project and update the profile there.

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