Bob Peterson

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Bob Peterson
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Ohio State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedMarch 2012
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Ohio House District 85
2011 - 2012
Fayette County Commissioner
1996 - 2010
Education
Bachelor'sOhio State University
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bob Peterson (b. March 15, 1962) is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 17. He was first appointed to the chamber in March 2012 to replace Sen. David T. Daniels (R).[1]

Peterson represented District 85 in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2011 to 2012. He served as Fayette County Commissioner from 1996 to 2010.

Biography

Peterson earned his bachelor's degree from Ohio State University. His professional experience includes managing the Peterson Family Farm.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Peterson served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Energy and Natural Resources
Finance
Insurance and Financial Institutions
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peterson was appointed to the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Bob Peterson was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3]

2012

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012

Peterson won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio Senate, District 17. Peterson was appointed to the position after the primary took place in March 2012. Because of this, no primary was held for the District 17 seat. However, Peterson was up for re-election on the general election ballot on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Ohio State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Peterson 100% 93,829
Total Votes 93,829

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Peterson defeated incumbent Raymond Pryor (D) in the November 2 general election.[7]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 85
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Peterson (R) 19,007 55.32%
Raymond Pryor (D) 15,352 44.68%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peterson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Peterson raised a total of $841,110 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[8]

Bob Peterson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State Senate , District 17 Won $172,404
2010 Ohio State House, District 85 Won $668,706
Grand Total Raised $841,110

2012

Peterson won election to the Ohio State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Peterson raised a total of $172,404.
Ohio State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Peterson's campaign in 2012
Peterson, Bob$27,969
Ragan, Ginni D$11,000
Ohio Association of Realtors$7,000
Republican Senate Campaign Cmte of Ohio$6,670
Ohio Farm Bureau$6,670
Total Raised in 2012$172,404
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Peterson had raised $663,262.[9]

Listed below are the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
OHIO HOUSE REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATIONAL CMTE $468,663
OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY $74,785
RICHARDSON, JOHN G $11,000
PETERSON, BOB $10,276
SEGAL, RICHARD R $10,000

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 130th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 7 to December 31. In 2014, the 130th Ohio General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.[10] In 2012, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on middle class.
  • Innovation Ohio: 129th General Assembly - Votes on legislation supported by Governor Kasich
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bill's introduced at Governor Kasich’s urging or that had his vocal support.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Senators are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Representatives are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting Ohio's business community.

Personal

Peterson and his wife, Lisa, have three children. They currently reside in Sabina, Ohio.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David T. Daniels
Ohio State Senate District 17
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Raymond Pryor (D)
Ohio House of Representatives District 85
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Gary Scherer