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 sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Patterson sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Patterson speaks on the House floor
Rep. Patterson speaks on the House floor
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 with Leader Heard during House Session
Rep. Patterson speaks with Leader Heard during House Session
 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 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
 Rep. Patterson gives a speech on the House Floor
Rep. Patterson gives a speech on the House Floor
Rep. Patterson
Rep. Patterson
 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
 House Dems gather for a picture
House Dems gather for a picture
 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
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
 House Session
House Session
Before Joint Session
Before Joint Session
 House Session
House Session
 Reps. Patterson and Ashford
Reps. Patterson and Ashford
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
 

State Representative John Patterson is currently serving in his third 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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12.05.18 - Lake Erie Lawmakers Announce Release Of Nearly $10M For Cleanup Initiative

 

The Ohio Controlling Board on Monday approved the release of 9.9 million dollars from the Healthy Lake Erie Fund to Lucas, Lorain, and Ashtabula Counties for projects related to the management of dredge material. The funding comes in support of state officials’ goal to end all open-lake dumping of dredge materials by 2020 to mitigate the devastating environmental impact of the practice.

“The prohibition of open lake dumping of dredged material weighs heavily upon our local communities,” said Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson). “These funds will allow us to replace the lower coal docks with a new Conneaut Creek Dredge Facility. The ability to process and strategically use dredged materials is a critical step toward the future; not only for the harbor, but for the health of our great lake and the culture we have built around it.”

 
 

09.21.18 - Patterson's School Safety Legislation Brings $12 Million Statewide For Local Safety Improvements

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced over 1,700 schools throughout the state will share in some $12 million in school safety grants made possible through the Jefferson lawmaker’s bipartisan legislation, House Bill 318. The state grants require local schools and county board to work with local law enforcement to determine the best use of the funds.

“The ability to foster safe, healthy, and supportive environments in schools is crucial to the wellbeing and education of our children,” said Patterson, “When we invest training, safety equipment, and critical educational and mental health resources, we invest in their future.”

 
 

09.04.18 - Patterson Facilitates Week-long Celebration Of Hope In Ashtabula County

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced the ‘Week of Hope’, a series of community events and activities in September meant to celebrate the Ashtabula County community and its hope for the future. The celebration kicks off September 6 at the Ashtabula County District Library.

 
 

07.30.18 - Patterson: Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Starts This Weekend

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced Ohio’s back-to-school sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 3-5, as a result of the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 226. The annual event helps lessen the sting of the 4.5 percent statewide sales tax hike passed by Republican lawmakers in the 2013 state budget. The hike has cost taxpayers almost $2 billion more since then, according to state revenue numbers.

“It was my privilege to sponsor House Bill 89— the companion bill to SB 226. I didn't mind which legislative version was adopted, just so our families have more piece of mind to find school items at a lower cost, year after year,” said Patterson. “I was happy to support SB 226 because it will also help strengthen our communities as individuals shop locally to take advantage of the decreased sales tax.”

 
 
 

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 : Eligible to run for another term