Gov. Brownback orders flags lowered in honor of Rep. Mike Peterson

Kansas Rep. Mike Peterson (KSN File Photo)
Kansas Rep. Mike Peterson (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down throughout the state of Kansas in honor of the passing of State Representative Mike Peterson from now until his interment, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.

Rep. Peterson passed away Tuesday morning.

“Representative Mike Peterson was a life-long public servant and proud Kansan,” Gov. Brownback said. “Mike was a man of his word and served the people of Wyandotte County well. My prayers and thoughts are with his wife Robin, and the family and friends who he loved so dearly. Rep. Peterson will be greatly missed.”

Rep. Peterson first served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1990 and returned in 2005.

He represented part of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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