Senator Patton leads Senate Session.
Senator Patton leads Senate Session.
 Senator Patton busy during Senate session.
Senator Patton busy during Senate session.
 Senator Patton is named Legislator of the Year Award by the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Senator Patton is named Legislator of the Year Award by the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Senator Patton welcomes the Ruffing Montessori School from Rocky River, Ohio to the Senate Floor. The group opened Senate Session by leading the chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Senator Patton welcomes the Ruffing Montessori School from Rocky River, Ohio to the Senate Floor. The group opened Senate Session by leading the chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 Surrounded by family and friends, Senator Tom Patton takes the oath of office for the 24th Senate District.
Surrounded by family and friends, Senator Tom Patton takes the oath of office for the 24th Senate District.
 Senator Tom Patton speaks about his legislation to create a film tax credit on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Tom Patton speaks about his legislation to create a film tax credit on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Tom Patton testifies before a Senate committee on legislation that seeks to strengthen benefits for firefighters and emergency workers.
Senator Tom Patton testifies before a Senate committee on legislation that seeks to strengthen benefits for firefighters and emergency workers.
 State Senator Tom Patton appears with members of the Autism Society of Ohio after receiving an award from the organization for his work to increase awareness of autism.
State Senator Tom Patton appears with members of the Autism Society of Ohio after receiving an award from the organization for his work to increase awareness of autism.
 Senator Patton speaks to a northeastern Ohio homeowner about the impact of the decision by FirstEnergy to end rate discounts for all-electric homes.
Senator Patton speaks to a northeastern Ohio homeowner about the impact of the decision by FirstEnergy to end rate discounts for all-electric homes.
Senator Patton presents members of the St. Ignatius High School boys soccer team with a letter recognizing them for winning the state championship.
Senator Patton presents members of the St. Ignatius High School boys soccer team with a letter recognizing them for winning the state championship.
 Senator Patton attends the signing of House Bill 65 which honors Ohio's fallen heroes with memorial highways.
Senator Patton attends the signing of House Bill 65 which honors Ohio's fallen heroes with memorial highways.
 Senator Tom Patton (R - Strongsville) being recognized by the American Conservative Union for his conservative voting record.
Senator Tom Patton (R - Strongsville) being recognized by the American Conservative Union for his conservative voting record.
Senator Patton recognizes Berea High School Senior and three-time Ohio State Track Champion, Donovan Robinson during Senate session.
Senator Patton recognizes Berea High School Senior and three-time Ohio State Track Champion, Donovan Robinson during Senate session.
 At a press conference in Cleveland, Senator Patton talks about a bill that would create a Blue Alert system in Ohio.
At a press conference in Cleveland, Senator Patton talks about a bill that would create a Blue Alert system in Ohio.
 
 

A lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County, 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 police officer as well, Senator Patton has found his own niche in law-making, serving as a State Representative for six years and now as the State Senator for the 24th Senate District. And though his legislative responsibilities in Columbus have grown over the years, for Senator Patton, community and family come first.

 
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Senators Gayle Manning and Tom Patton Discuss Their Bill to Create a Statewide Blue Alert System
Expanding Ohio's Motion Picture Tax Credit

01.26.15 - Patton Announces Legislative Scholarship Opportunity For Career Training

 
STATEHOUSE -

State Senator Tom Patton today announced the 2015 Legislative Scholarship Program that assists students in obtaining necessary education and training to obtain a job in an Ohio business or industry.

 
 

01.23.15 - Senator Patton Praises December 2014 Unemployment Rate Improvement

 
STATEHOUSE -

State Senator Tom Patton today praised the announcement that the State of Ohio’s unemployment rate for December 2014 dropped to 4.8%, down from 5.0 percent in November 2014.  December’s jobs report marks the lowest unemployment rate in the state since September 2001, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 
 

01.05.15 - Patton Reelected To Senate Leadership, Begins Third Term As Majority Floor Leader

 
COLUMBUS -

During the Opening Ceremonies, the members of the Ohio Senate unanimously reelected State Senator Tom Patton (R–Strongsville) to serve as Senate Majority Floor Leader. Patton has served as Majority Floor Leader, the chamber’s number-three leadership post, since September 2011.

 
 

11.12.14 - Senator Tom Patton Reelected Senate Majority Floor Leader

 
STATEHOUSE -

State Senator Tom Patton (R–Strongsville) was today unanimously reelected as the Senate Majority Floor Leader, a post he has held since September 2011. Today’s vote secures the Senate’s number-three leadership post for the Northeast Ohio legislator for the 131st General Assembly, which begins in January 2014.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Senate District 24

 
Counties: Cuyahoga (part)
 
 

Contact Senator Patton

 
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8056
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Background

 
Leadership Position : Majority Floor Leader
Hometown : Strongsville
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2008; State Representative, 2003-2008


Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Not eligible to run for another four-year term