Rep. Patterson sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Patterson sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
 Reps. Patterson and Ashford
Reps. Patterson and Ashford
 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 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 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
House Session
House Session
 Before Joint Session
Before Joint Session
 House Session
House Session
Rep. Patterson (left) joins Reps. Bishoff (center) and Driehaus (right) during opening session of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Patterson (left) joins Reps. Bishoff (center) and Driehaus (right) during opening session of the 131st General Assembly
 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. Patterson
Rep. Patterson
Rep. Patterson speaks on the House floor
Rep. Patterson speaks on the House floor
 Rep. Patterson speaks with Leader Heard during House Session
Rep. Patterson speaks with Leader Heard during House Session
 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. 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
 House Session
House Session
 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 second 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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12.27.16 - Patterson Helps Protect Local Scenic Waterway Councils From Consolidation

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced that efforts to abolish each of the state’s 14 Wild, Scenic, or Recreational River Area Advisory Councils and consolidate them into a single statewide council have successfully been thwarted. The Jefferson lawmaker contributed to the efforts to prevent the consolidation plan in order to protect the Ashtabula River and Conneaut Creek Advisory Councils. 

“Our local council members are actively working on projects that are crucial to promoting healthy waterways in our community. As such, I saw it as my duty to support them and vigorously oppose the efforts to abolish local waterway councils,” said Patterson. “This is an important win for the ninety-ninth district, as both the Ashtabula River and Conneaut Creek Advisory Councils will be able to continue their tremendous work that benefits us all.” 

 
 

12.14.16 - Patterson's Bill To Strengthen Public Education Passes During Legislature's Final Week

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) announced this week the passage of House Bill (HB) 438, legislation to designate the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving Day as “Ohio Public Education Appreciation Week” and pave the way for the consolidation of three school districts in Geauga County. The passage of HB 438 came during a flurry of activity by the state legislature during the final days of the 131st Ohio General Assembly. 

“Designating a week each year as Public Education Week may seem like a small gesture, but as a former educator I believe this will serve as an important reminder of the role public education plays in our everyday lives,” said Patterson. “Too many schools across our state are taken for granted, teachers are under more and more scrutiny, and many districts are feeling the stress of budget cuts. It is my hope that we will instead promote the importance of these invaluable public institutions.” 

 
 

12.08.16 - Patterson Mourns The Loss Of US Sen. John Glenn

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) issued a statement in response to the death today of Ohio astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn. Glenn, 95, was the first American to orbit the earth and later had a successful 25-year span of service as a U.S. Senator from Ohio.

“Senator Glenn was a hero and a role model for all. His accomplishments as both an astronaut and United States Senator are legendary and have inspired generations of Americans. I join my fellow Ohioans in commending his service to our state, and today I grieve with his friends and family, most importantly his wife of 73 years, Annie.”

 
 

11.30.16 - Bipartisan Legislation Making School District Consolidation Easier, Saving Taxpayer Money Passes Ohio House

 

State Representatives Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced the passage of legislation that would change funding priorities under the Ohio School Facilities Commission for districts that have been consolidated.

House Bill 148 seeks to give a school district first priority for funding under the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program if that district was created through the transfer, merger, consolidation, or creation of a new local district between July 2013 and June 2018. The legislation resulted from a unique situation in Geauga County where four school districts are considering consolidation.

 
 
 
 

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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
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Hometown : Jefferson
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term