John Patterson

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John Patterson
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Ohio House of Representatives District 99
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMarietta College
Master'sOhio University
Ph.D.Kent State University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 7th 1956
ProfessionTeacher, Retired
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Patterson is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 99. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Patterson earned his bachelor's degree from Marietta College, his master's degree in Political Science from Ohio University and his Ph.D. in Education from Kent State University. He taught history at Jefferson Area High School for 29 years prior to his retirement in June 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Education
Manufacturing and Workforce Development

Campaign themes

2014

Patterson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Creating Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Our 99th district is blessed with natural resources: water, oil and gas reserves, and agricultural land. We must carefully balance conservation and preservation of resources with thoughtful and futuristic development of those resources."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Our policymakers must understand the significance of public education. They must also understand the cost of public education. And they must also understand the dire necessity of addressing this issue immediately."

Fracking

  • Excerpt: "Certainly, our society encourages venture capitalism and innovation (which have resulted in prosperity), but we must pursue this course in balance with responsible environmental stewardship and consumer protectionism."

State Funding

  • Excerpt: "The Ohio legislature must restore funding to counties, townships, municipalities, and schools."

A New Vision

  • Excerpt: "At one time, our 99th district was once a prosperous place to work, call home, and raise a family. We were confident in our future. This belief was evident in the numerous stores, businesses, and factories in Ashtabula and Geneva. It was evident from the busy docks of Conneaut to the many properous farms in Geauga County. It was readily apparent in the can-do spirit we once possessed."

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent John Patterson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Nancy McArthur was unopposed in the Republican primary. Patterson defeated McArthur in the general election.[2]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 99 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Patterson Incumbent 57.9% 17,452
     Republican Nancy McArthur 42.1% 12,704
Total Votes 30,156

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Patterson won election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 99. Patterson was unopposed in the March 6 Democratic primary election and defeated incumbent Casey Kozlowski (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Patterson 53% 25,230
     Republican Casey Kozlowski Incumbent 47% 22,395
Total Votes 47,625

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Patterson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Patterson raised a total of $354,292 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[7]

John Patterson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 99 Won $354,292
Grand Total Raised $354,292

2012

Patterson won election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Patterson raised a total of $354,292.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Patterson's campaign in 2012
Ohio Democratic Party$196,076
House Democratic Caucus Fund of Ohio$31,906
Ohio Education Association$21,466
Contributions of $25 or Less$12,847
Ohio State Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters$11,395
Total Raised in 2012$354,292
Source:Follow the Money

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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.

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

Personal

Patterson and his wife, Nancy, have two children. They currently reside in Jefferson, Ohio.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Casey Kozlowski (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 99
2013–present
Succeeded by
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