State Representative John Patterson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside his friends and family
State Representative John Patterson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside his friends and family
 State Representative John Patterson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside his friends and family
State Representative John Patterson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside his friends and family
 State Representative John Patterson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside his friends and family
State Representative John Patterson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside his friends and family
State Representative John Patterson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside his friends and family
State Representative John Patterson is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly alongside his friends and family
 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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02.11.19 - Rep. John Patterson Announces New Democratic Leadership Team

 

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus recently announced its leadership team for the 133rd General Assembly. State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today congratulated Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), a former student of Patterson’s, on being elected as Assistant Minority Leader for the caucus.

“As a teacher, there is nothing more gratifying to personally witness, let alone share, than these moments in life with our former students,” said Patterson. “I am blessed to have played a small part in shaping Rep. Boggs' formal educational experience that helped bring her to this season of her life as she assumes the role of Assistant Minority Leader. Rep. Boggs is a role model not only for young women of the 99th House District, but for women all across Ohio.”

 
 

12.20.18 - Patterson's Bipartisan Cemetery Lot Rights Bill Becomes Law

 

State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton) today announced the Gov. John Kasich’s signing of House Bill (HB) 454, their bipartisan legislation that would require townships to offer compensation to owners of certain unused cemetery lots or rights before they are reclaimed. Under previous law, townships have the right to resell unused cemetery lots that were sold after 1986, though not those sold before that date, leaving many vacant lots unavailable to families wishing to be buried close to loved ones.

“Families of lost loved ones deserve peace of mind and the opportunity to plan for their family member’s final wishes and burial arrangements,” said Patterson. “Our new law will provide more families with that peace of mind while creating a stronger process for families and local communities to better manage their respective needs. Nothing is more important than honoring the final wishes of a person or grieving family, and by working together in the legislature, we were able to do just that.”

 
 

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.”

 
 
 
 

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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
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