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.

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission meets regularly to discuss and address any concerns related to the Ohio Turnpike, a 241-mile toll road in northern Ohio. Having previously served on the Commission and with experience as the vice chairman of the Senate Transportation, Commerce, and Labor Committee, Rep. Patton is looking forward to promoting safe and efficient transportation for all travelers on the Ohio Turnpike.

“I am honored and excited to be reappointed to the Ohio Turnpike Commission,” said Rep. Patton. “The Commission anticipates spending as much as $121.4 million this year on projects throughout northern Ohio with our focus on improving travel experience, safety, and efficiency of transportation on the Ohio Turnpike.”

Rep. Patton’s appointment to the Commission will take immediate effect.

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

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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.