TORKILDSEN, Peter Gerard, (1958 - )


Photograph, 1993-1996, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

TORKILDSEN, Peter Gerard, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Milwaukee, Wis., January 28, 1958; B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., 1980; M.P.A., John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1990; service coordinator, Visiting Nurse Association of Boston, 1982-1984; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1985-1990; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1988, 1996, and 2008; commissioner, Massachusetts department of labor and industries, 1991-1992; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 1993-January 3, 1997); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998; commissioner, Massachuetts labor relations commission, 2001-2003; executive director, Massachusetts workforce investment board, 2004-2007; chairman, Massachusetts Republican Party, 2007-2009; businessman.