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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05.09.18 - Patterson Announces Bipartisan Clean Lake 2020 Plan

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced House Bill (HB) 643, known as the Clean Lake 2020 Plan, a bipartisan effort to fight for a healthier Lake Erie. The Clean Lake 2020 plan would enact a statewide bond issue and work to reduce harmful algal blooms and invest in innovative initiatives to clean up the lake.

 
 

05.08.18 - Rep. John Patterson Issues PSA On Lyme Disease Awareness

 

As families prepare for summer and spending more time outdoors, state Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) recently released a two-part Public Service Announcement* on Lyme disease and its potentially harmful effects if left undiagnosed and untreated. The videos feature interviews with Dr. Glen Needham, Professor Emeritus of Entomology at The Ohio State University, Dr. Charles Curie, veterinarian and owner of Geneva Veterinary Clinic, Tricia Gainey, a former student of Rep. Patterson and Dr. Phillip DeMio, a physician who specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Lyme and associated diseases.

 
 

04.24.18 - Bipartisan Proposal Would Strengthen Local Maple Businesses, Preserve Forests

 

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) recently introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) to give a boost to local maple producers and businesses while putting recognized best practices in place for sustainable forest management throughout the state.

“Maple syrup products generate over $5 million annually for our state’s economy, and a lot of that comes from right here, in our community,” said Patterson, who serves as a ranking member on the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. “By strengthening local maple businesses and producers, we’re also strengthening our woodlands through sustainable practices that ensure a strong industry and strong local businesses for generations to come.”

The proposed law change, House Bill 606, exempts local producers and businesses from paying taxes on land used for maple syrup and sap production, and reimburses local schools and communities for any loss in local revenue. Under the bill, small businesses and producers who drill 30 taps on at least 12 trees per acre would also need to adopt a forest management plan in place to qualify for the tax exemption.

“I’m pleased to sponsor House Bill 606 with Rep. Patterson, what we believe to be a modest proposal to assist Ohio’s maple producers who practice a craft so rich in cultural significance to our great State,” said Rep. Sarah LaTourette.

“In our corner of the state, we know the important role a safe and healthy habitat play in economic development and our overall quality of life,” Patterson added. “Whether we’re welcoming tourists to share in our community’s natural beauty or we’re spending time fishing, hunting or just enjoying the outdoors, a vibrant environment is at the forefront of what we love about the region we call home.”

The legislation will soon be assigned to a House committee where it will receive public hearings.

 
 

04.11.18 - Patterson's Bipartisan School Safety Bill Passes Ohio House

 

State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 318, their bipartisan legislation to outline the duties of school resource officers (SRO) and provide funding to train officers, purchase school safety equipment and provide educational and mental health resources to Ohio schools.

 
 
 

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
Email Representative Patterson
 
Hometown : Jefferson
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term