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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02.23.17 - Dem Lawmakers Look To Renew "back-to-school" Sales Tax Holiday

 

State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today announced the introduction of House Bill 89, bipartisan legislation to establish a three-day sales tax “holiday” during the first weekend of August for “back-to-school” clothing and school supplies. If enacted, HB 89 would establish the sales tax holiday for the third consecutive year. 

“Over the last two years, we have helped Ohio families save significant amounts of money when they do their back-to-school shopping,” said Patterson. “In my district, families know they can simply cross the border into Pennsylvania to buy back-to-school clothes tax-free. Since we established the first tax holiday in 2015, we have seen a great number of families instead supporting their local businesses.” 

 
 

02.17.17 - OH Marks First Annual Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day

 

State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today celebrate the first annual “Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day” in honor of Mrs. Annie Glenn, to recognize all Ohioans who struggle with a communication disorder. The legislation passed last year and designates February 17, Annie Glenn’s birthday, as the official day of recognition.

“Annie Glenn is an American hero and role model to many,” said Patterson. “Overcoming her speech impediment was a great achievement, and the fact that she became such an influential and inspiring public figure is a testament to her commitment to helping others with communication disorders.” 

 
 

02.16.17 - Dem Lawmakers Seek To Improve Water Quality Through Partnership With Ohio Farmers

 

State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today reintroduced legislation that seeks to protect and improve the state’s water quality by establishing the Ohio Water Quality Improvement Program, which would incentivize farmers to conserve environmentally sensitive agricultural land rather than use the property for farming or ranching. The bill was first introduced in the 131st General Assembly as House Bill 62.

“There’s nothing more important than the health and well-being of our citizens,” said Patterson. “In addition to ensuring safe and clean drinking water, the Ohio Water Quality Program would promote healthier streams, rivers and estuaries across the state. By partnering with Ohio’s farmers, we can strategically conserve farmland and establish a robust agricultural environment.”

 
 

02.02.17 - Patterson Expresses Support For Efforts To Fight Against Human Trafficking

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) applauded the awareness raised by today’s eighth annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Ohio Statehouse. The event, organized by State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo), brought together law enforcement officials, advocates and survivors from all over the nation for a day of discussion on ways to raise awareness and fight back against human trafficking in Ohio.

“Sadly, in 2017 we still live in a world where humans are exploited on a daily basis through human trafficking,” said Patterson. “While we have indeed made great strides in combatting the scourge of modern day slavery, we still have much work to do to ensure the safety of our most vulnerable Ohioans – and I stand ready to do my part as an Ohio lawmaker. I applaud the efforts of Rep. Fedor and those who organized this important day of awareness and hope that together we can bring an end to this abomination once and for all.”

 
 
 
 

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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