Rep. Patterson sworn in as member of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Patterson sworn in as member 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 (left) joins Reps. Bishoff (center) and Driehaus (right) during opening session of the 131st General Assembly
 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 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
 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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01.31.18 - Patterson Encourages Local Communities To Get Involved With Coastal Erosion Area Program

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) is encouraging citizens and local leaders of the 99th House District to attend a meeting to learn more about the Coastal Erosion Area Program (CEAP). This program, under the direction of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is designed to educate and raise awareness about coastal erosion and the negative consequences it entails for those settled along the shoreline.

 
 

01.29.18 - Patterson Introduces Legislation To Establish "Ohio Covered Bridge Week"

 

State Representative John Patterson (D-Jefferson) recently introduced legislation to designate the second week of October as “Ohio Covered Bridge Week.” This designation would coincide with the Ashtabula Covered Bridge Festival, celebrated in Jefferson, Ohio during the same week. 

 
 

01.18.18 - Patterson Named "Legislator Of The Year" By Election Officials' Organization

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) was recently named Legislator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Election Officials. The organization chose Rep. Patterson for their annual honor in recognition of his promotion of civics and his work on adequately funding the replacement of aging and outdated voting equipment.

“Voting is our most fundamental freedom, and it’s the most powerful tool taxpayers have in maintaining our democracy and holding elected officials accountable. We must do everything we can to ensure continued confidence in the electoral process, and that starts with adequately funding modern voting equipment in all parts of our state,” said Patterson. “I am truly humbled to receive this prestigious award.” 

 
 

01.16.18 - Dem Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Improve Lake Erie Water Quality

 

State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) recently announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 460, legislation to exempt riparian buffers from property taxes in an effort to encourage more landowners in the western basin of Lake Erie to install these agricultural barriers, known for filtering nutrients that cause harmful algal blooms.

“Extensive research has proven that riparian buffers are effective filters for nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sulfur and magnesium,” said Patterson. “Excessive levels of nitrogen and phosphorus are of particular concern in the nation’s streams and lakes due to their ability to cause harmful algal blooms. Understanding the tight profit margins associated with farming, removing land from agricultural production is not financially possible for most farmers in Ohio. By removing the tax burden, we hope HB 460 will enable landowners to help address Lake Erie water quality issues.”

 
 
 

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