The Peterson Group, Inc.

The Peterson Group


Collin C. Peterson

Congressman Collin C. Peterson represented Minnesota’s Seventh District from 1991 to 2021. He served as Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee from 2005 to 2021 and was instrumental in writing and passing four farm bills. He is a nationally recognized expert on agriculture policy and has a strong reputation for his steadfast commitment to bringing everyone to the table while offering positive and practical solutions to difficult problems.

Congressman Peterson grew up on a farm near Moorhead, Minnesota and was active in 4H, high school music and sporting activities, and working on the farm. He earned a BA in Accounting and Business Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead, served in the National Guard, and went on to become a Certified Public Accountant in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He was elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 1976 and served for 10 years with a focus on the agriculture and tax committees.

Mr. Peterson is currently President and founder of his government affairs and public policy firm, The Peterson Group. He also has a partnership with Combest Sell and Associates in Washington D.C. to advise and consult on policies that bolster U.S. agriculture and rural America.

Director of Government Affairs

Elliott A. Peterson

Elliott Peterson served as Treasurer, Election Compliance Manager and off-year Campaign Manager for Congressman Collin Peterson’s re-election campaigns from 1999 to 2021. He also worked as a fundraiser and campaign staffer from 1989 to 1992. Elliott has extensive experience with federal election compliance, media purchasing, campaign DATA management, fundraising strategies, and federal and state payroll compliance. 

Elliott grew up in western Minnesota where he worked on his father’s campaigns door knocking, manning county fair booths and as a parade/event band musician. Elliott enjoyed helping on his uncle’s dairy farm and is passionate about issues affecting rural communities and farmers. Elliott and his wife Janae have two adult children. He served as Director of Music and Worship for a large church in Middle Tennessee for 20 years. 

Elliott is currently Secretary/Treasurer and Director of Government Affairs for The Peterson Group. He also serves as finance director and treasurer for several political action committees.

Former Chief of Staff for Congressman Collin Peterson

Allison M. Stock

Allison Stock served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Collin Peterson from 2015 to 2021, and prior to that was his Communications Director. She also ran the Peterson for Congress Campaign for five election cycles. She has more than two decades of experience in both campaigns and Congress and worked on a number of legislative and gubernatorial races in Minnesota. Her work in the House focused on rural economic development and agriculture issues, water management, flood response and recovery and local government outreach. 

Allison grew up in western Otter Tail County in Minnesota, where she worked on her family’s small farm and traveled throughout the wheat belt for their custom harvesting operation. She earned a BA in Political Science from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN and was a Policy Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Minneapolis.

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