Rep Patterson with Tim Kraus (center), pastor at Conneaut Church of Christ
Rep Patterson with Tim Kraus (center), pastor at Conneaut Church of Christ
 Rep. Patterson talks with Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) after House Session
Rep. Patterson talks with Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) after House Session
 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 fourth 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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03.26.19 - Fair School Funding Plan Ohio Educators And Leaders Propose New Method Of Funding

 

Working collaboratively with Ohio educators and finance officers for the past 15 months, Ohio Reps. Bob Cupp (R, Lima) and John Patterson (D, Jefferson) are co-sponsoring a comprehensive and transparent school funding proposal.

 

“As Ohio legislators, we are committed and determined to find an education funding system for our state’s pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students; one that is fair, rational and justifiable in contrast to our current system that is often unfair and nearly always incomprehensible,” the two lawmakers wrote of the plan.

 
 

03.07.19 - Patterson: Dems Improve State Transportation Budget, Support Its Passage

 

House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s bipartisan, two-year budget that largely funds road and bridge improvements and public transportation throughout the state.

“As a member of the House Finance Committee, we heard hours and hours of testimony relative to the current condition of our roads and bridges,” said Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson). “Compelling arguments were made for the urgency and necessity of this initiative. Governor DeWine even drove home this point in his State of the State address on Tuesday.”

 
 

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.”

 
 
 

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Representative John Patterson
District 99
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1405
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