Rep. Patterson sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Patterson sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
 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 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
House Session
House Session
 Reps. Patterson and Ashford
Reps. Patterson and Ashford
 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. 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 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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06.02.17 - Lawmakers Aim To Ease Tax Burden On Working Families

 

State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 243, legislation aimed at delivering economic relief to working families who have been hurt by tax shifts enacted in the past several state budgets. The proposal would exempt from sales and use taxes the sale of firewood and certain other heating fuels such as propane, oil and kerosene. Under the initiative, the state would be required to reimburse counties and transit authorities that suffer a loss of revenue as a result of the legislation.

“Governor Kasich and republicans in the legislature have increased the tax burden on those buying goods and services to pay for income tax cuts that have disproportionately benefitted the wealthiest Ohioans,” said Patterson. “For working families struggling to get by, every cent counts. The state has a long tradition of exempting products that serve a basic need from taxation – this bill will help ensure families are able to afford the fuel that heats their homes.”

 
 

05.30.17 - Patterson Proposes Bipartisan Bill To Raise Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 244, bipartisan legislation to designate June as “Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month” in Ohio. The Jefferson lawmaker hopes the legislative proposal will help raise awareness and recognize Ohioans who struggle with the neurological disease or other forms of dementia.

“Through this legislation, I believe we can further educate the public and support the dedicated caregivers who work each day to take care of those in need because of this disease,” said Patterson. “Thousands of Ohioans are affected by neurological diseases in one way or another—whether they themselves suffer from a disease or they have a loved one who suffers. It is important that we do all we can to raise awareness as a state so that we may one day find a cure.”

 
 

05.24.17 - Patterson Applauds House Passage Of "back-to-school" Sales Tax Holiday

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today applauded the House passage of Senate Bill (SB) 9, bipartisan legislation to establish a three-day sales tax “holiday” during the weekend of August 4-6, 2017 for “back-to-school” clothing and school supplies. This will be the third consecutive year that Ohio institutes such a tax holiday if the measure is signed by Gov. John Kasich. 

Rep. Patterson’s House Bill 89, introduced in February, served as companion legislation to SB 9. 

“It has been my pleasure, over the last two General Assemblies, to carry the companion bill in the House for this important legislation,” said Patterson. “For Ohio families struggling to make ends meet, the financial struggle of readying children for school each year is an especially burdensome challenge to overcome. It is my hope that our bipartisan work on this bill will result in crucial savings for working families.” 

 
 

04.10.17 - Jefferson Clerk-treasurer Testifies In Statehouse Committee

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) recently welcomed Patricia Fisher, clerk-treasurer for the Village of Jefferson, to the Statehouse to testify before the Ohio House Finance Committee on House Bill 49, the state’s biennial budget legislation.

“Patricia is a tireless public servant who cares greatly for the Village of Jefferson,” said Patterson. “By traveling to Columbus to voice her opposition to provisions of the state budget, she demonstrated once again her integrity and dedication to bettering our community.”

 
 
 

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 2018 / Eligible to run for another term