Rep. Patterson presents a House Resolution to a high school wrestling champion
Rep. Patterson presents a House Resolution to a high school wrestling champion
 Rep. Paterson speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Paterson speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
 Rep. Patterson speaks at a press conference to restore funding to local schools and communities
Rep. Patterson speaks at a press conference to restore funding to local schools and communities
Rep. Patterson
Rep. Patterson
 Rep. Patterson speaks during a press conference
Rep. Patterson speaks during a press conference
 Rep. Patterson presents a House Resolution during Session
Rep. Patterson presents a House Resolution during Session
Reps. Patterson and Sheehy
Reps. Patterson and Sheehy
 Rep. Patterson speaks with Leader Heard during House Session
Rep. Patterson speaks with Leader Heard during House Session
 House Session
House Session
Before Joint Session
Before Joint Session
 House Session
House Session
 House Session
House Session
Rep. Patterson presents a Resolution
Rep. Patterson presents a Resolution
 Rep. Patterson presents a Resolution to one of Ohio's finest free throw shooters, a 4th grader from Ashtabula
Rep. Patterson presents a Resolution to one of Ohio's finest free throw shooters, a 4th grader from Ashtabula
 Rep. Patterson signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Patterson signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Reps. Patterson and Ashford
Reps. Patterson and Ashford
 House Dems gather for a picture
House Dems gather for a picture
 Rep. Patterson discusses a bill that would institute a severance tax on oil and natural gas that is more in-line with other major shale states
Rep. Patterson discusses a bill that would institute a severance tax on oil and natural gas that is more in-line with other major shale states
Rep. Patterson discusses a bill that would institute a severance tax on oil and natural gas that is more in-line with other major shale states
Rep. Patterson discusses a bill that would institute a severance tax on oil and natural gas that is more in-line with other major shale states
 Rep. Patterson discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Patterson discusses the Budget Bill
 Rep. Patterson gives a speech on the House Floor
Rep. Patterson gives a speech on the House Floor
 

State Representative John Patterson is currently serving in his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives.  He represents the 99th House District, which includes portions of Ashtabula and Geauga Counties.

 
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Representative Patterson Serves In the Following Committees :

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesEducationManufacturing and Workforce Development
 
 
 
 

10.28.14 - Rep. Patterson Brings Together Alternative Fuel Experts, Local Governments

 

State Representative John Patterson (D- Jefferson) met today with a group of local government officials and a representative from Clean Fuels Ohio to discuss advanced energy opportunities in Ashtabula County. Clean Fuels Ohio, a statewide non-profit that works exclusively with alternative transportation fuel, presented the business case for alternative fuel vehicles and identified potential funding sources.

 
 

10.16.14 - Reps. Patterson, Sheehy Urge Ohio EPA To Establish Microcystin Standards

 

State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today urged the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue working to establish state standards for safe levels of microcystin in Ohio’s public water systems, a step that would be required with the passage of the Lake Erie lawmakers’ legislation—House Bill 625.

 
 

10.09.14 - Patterson Helps To Lead Farmers' Property Tax Task Force

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) recently helped bring together Northeast Ohio farmers, The Ohio State University, county auditors, soil and water conservancy groups and County Farm Bureaus to address dramatic property tax increases on farmers from the state’s voluntary farm tax savings program, the Current Agriculture Use and Valuation (CAUV). The Ashtabula County lawmaker says he heard from concerned constituents that some were facing tax increases of over 300 percent on their farmland this year.

The first meeting at the OSU Agriculture Extension office in Jefferson, Ohio brought together over twenty stakeholders, representing nearly every form of agriculture in the region, including organic growers, dairy farmers, grain farmers, fisheries, and even woodlot entrepreneurs. The CAUV task force held its second meeting Monday in Ashtabula County.

The task force is currently taking a regional approach in addressing potential solutions to agricultural land value increases under the CAUV, but many hope the group can offer statewide recommendations that will help mitigate dramatic property tax increases on farmers in 41 counties across the state.

“It is my hope and intention that this task force will provide some very comprehensive thought to this program that has benefitted farmers since 1973,” said Rep. Patterson. “It is only through this collaborative discussion and research that we can present a plan that won’t result in a knee-jerk legislative reaction that could be very harmful for our current and future farmers of this county, region and state.”

Ohio’s CAUV was established 40 years ago in an effort to add predictability to farmers’ property tax bills while incorporating land valuation practices that were thought to be fairer, like a rolling average of crop prices, soil conditions and harvest volume.

Many farmers throughout the state use the CAUV, but in recent years, the program has proved to be somewhat volatile. Though farmers have felt the disastrous effects of the global recession in recent years, their property tax rates under CAUV will stick struggling farmers with big tax increases at the beginning of the year.

For a complete summary of the CAUV Task Force meetings, contact the OSU Extension Office at (440) 576-9008.

 
 

09.22.14 - Reps. Mike Sheehy & John Patterson Propose Monitoring For Harmful Toxin In Ohio's Drinking Water

 

State Reps. Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) announced today the introduction of legislation to require the monitoring of the harmful toxin microcystin in Ohio’s public water systems.  

 
 
 

Connect With Representative Patterson

 
Representative John Patterson
District 99
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1405
Fax      (614) 719-6999
Email Representative Patterson
 
Hometown : Jefferson
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Eligible to run for another term