Chap Petersen is a State Senator for the 34th Senate District of Virginia.
Senator Petersen has been involved in Virginia politics since 1998, when the voters in Fairfax City elected Chap Petersen to serve on Council. An attorney, Petersen was later elected a Delegate in the Virginia State Assembly. He was elected a State senator in 2007.
In an interview with Voice of America's Bangla Service, Senator Petersen, a Democrat, speaks about the upcoming presidential and congressional election.
Senator Petersen also talks about the impact of the fuel price rise and waning housing market in USA. He thinks voters in Virginia will be inflluenced by Iraq war, current economic situation and gasoline price.