Thomas Patton

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Thomas Patton
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Ohio State Senate District 24
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Floor Leader, Ohio Senate
2012 - present
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Ohio State House of Representatives
2003-2009
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas 'Tom' F. Patton (b. November 3, 1953) is a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Patton serves as Majority Floor Leader.

Patton served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.

Biography

Patton attended Cleveland State University. His professional experience includes working as a small business owner, marketing consultant and as a business consultant for Blue Technologies.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Natural Resources
Finance
Public Utilities
Public Safety, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs
Reference
Rules
Transportation

2011-2012

2009-2010

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2012

Patton won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio Senate, District 24. Patton was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Jennifer L. Brady (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Ohio State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Patton Incumbent 59% 104,247
     Democratic Jennifer L. Brady 41% 72,592
Total Votes 176,839

2008

See also: Ohio State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Patton was elected to Ohio State Senate District 24.[4]

Patton raised $1,357,858 for his campaign.[5]

Ohio State Senate District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Patton (R) 125,159
Gary Kucinich (D) 57,839

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Patton is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Patton raised a total of $5,627,326 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[6]

Thomas Patton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State Senate, District 24 Won $2,166,265
2010 Ohio State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $477,225
2008 Ohio State Senate, District 24 Won $1,357,858
2006 Ohio State House, District 18 Won $738,174
2004 Ohio State House, District 18 Won $384,931
2002 Ohio State House, District 18 Won $502,873
Grand Total Raised $5,627,326

2012

Patton won re-election to the Ohio State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Patton raised a total of $2,166,265.
Ohio State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Patton's campaign in 2012
Republican Senate Campaign Committee of Ohio$1,210,765
Ohio Republican Party$120,921
Ohio Education Association$16,450
American Electric Power$14,000
Operating Engineers Local 18$13,000
Total Raised in 2012$2,166,265
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Patton was not up for election to the Ohio State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Patton raised a total of $477,225.

2008

Patton won election to the Ohio State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Patton raised a total of $1,357,858.

2006

Patton won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Patton raised a total of $738,174.

2004

Patton won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Patton raised a total of $384,931.

2002

Patton won election to the Ohio State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Patton raised a total of $502,873.

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.[7] 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

Patton has six children and six grandchildren. He currently resides in Strongsville, Ohio.[1]

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Ohio State Senate District 24
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