Deb Peters is a former member of the South Dakota Legislature, serving in both the House of Representatives from 2005-2011 and the State Senate from 2011 to 2019. During her service in the Legislature, she served on several committees, including Chair of the Joint Appropriations Committee, both the House and Senate Government Operations and Audit Committees, House Judiciary and House Taxation Committees.
She has also served in leadership roles in various organizations including the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), of which she was elected President in 2017. She also served as President of the NCSL Foundation from August to December of 2018, Streamline Sales Tax President in 2015, South Dakota State Chair for ALEC and a member of the executive board for the University of South Dakota Foundation.
A Certified Public Accountant by trade, Deb received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of South Dakota with experience at public accounting firms KPMG and RSM, as well as owning her own business consulting firm.