A lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County, Representative Tom Patton grew up as one of nine kids on the near west side of Cleveland. The son of a Cleveland police officer and the father of a Cleveland Heights police officer who tragically died in the line of duty, Representative Patton has taken up many legislative initiatives pertaining to police, firefighters, and first responders. Previously serving as a state representative and most recently as a state senator, he returns to the Ohio House to begin another term to serve the 7th House District as the Majority Whip. Though his legislative responsibilities in Co...

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04.17.17 - State Representative Patton Appointed To The Ohio Turnpike And Infrastructure Commission


COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) recently appointed State Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) to the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC). Rep. Patton will serve as one of the non-voting members on the ten-member board.


02.17.17 - State Representative Patton Encourages Local College Graduates To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship


COLUMBUS—State Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018.


01.06.17 - Governor Kasich Signs Legislation Providing Workers' Compensation Eligibility For Firefighters At Risk For Cancer

Columbus -

State Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) today applauded Governor Kasich’s signing of Senate Bill 27, legislation that creates presumptive eligibility for workers’ compensation for firefighters diagnosed with cancer. Rep. Patton sponsored the legislation during the 131st General Assembly as a member of the Ohio Senate.


01.06.17 - Representative Patton Sworn In As State Representative Of The 7th House District

Columbus -

State Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 7th Ohio House District, which includes portions of Cuyahoga County. He was also elected by his peers to serve as Majority Whip.

Representative Thomas F. Patton
District 7
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-4895
Fax      (614) 719-6957
Email Representative Patton
Leadership Position : Majority Whip
Hometown : Strongsville
Party : Republican
Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Eligible to run for another term