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
(L to R) Patton celebrates opening of BAYarts ceramic studio with BAYarts Executive Director, studio donor Nancy Heaton, and Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman
(L to R) Patton celebrates opening of BAYarts ceramic studio with BAYarts Executive Director, studio donor Nancy Heaton, and Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman
 Senator Patton receives "Every Child Award" from Providence House
Senator Patton receives "Every Child Award" from Providence House
 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

05.18.15 - Patton Announces New State Investment In Cleveland State's Groundbreaking Copper Technology Project

 

"Cleveland State has come a long way in developing this promising new technology," said Patton. "With this additional funding, the university will have the resources it needs to continue investing in the copper wire industry. The potential for job creation and economic development is enormous."

 
 

05.11.15 - Patton Introduces Bill To Eliminate Unfair Competition For Ohio Hotels

 

"It's crucial that we take action to level the playing field for Ohio-based hotels prior to next year's Republican National Convention," said Patton. "This legislation will close a loophole so that Cleveland hotels don't face unfair competition from tax-advantaged online travel companies."

 
 

04.29.15 - Patton Recognized For Commitment To Children In Crisis

 

Providence House, Ohio's first licensed crisis nursery, calls Patton "a voice for every child in our local community." 

"At the end of the day, there is no more important service that we in the General Assembly can offer than to advocate on behalf of children," Patton said. 

 
 

04.21.15 - Patton Announces $2.2M For Tri-C Building Repairs

 

State Senator Tom Patton today announced nearly $2.2 million in state funding for roof repair and replacement for several Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) buildings.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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