Senator Patton leads Senate Session.
Senator Patton leads Senate Session.
 Senator Patton busy during Senate session.
Senator Patton busy during Senate session.
 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

06.05.14 - Governor Signs Patton Bill To Increase Land Banking Efficiency

 
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Governor John R. Kasich today signed into law Senate Bill 172, sponsored by State Senator Tom Patton, which will increase land banking efficiency. The legislation seeks to reduce the cost and time associated with acquiring blighted and abandoned property into a land bank through a tax foreclosure, while protecting the constitutional rights of owners and lien holders.

 
 

06.04.14 - Initiative To Better Care For Firefighters & Peace Officers With PTSD Approved By Senate

 
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The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 252, jointly sponsored by Senators Tom Patton and Edna Brown, which would make peace officers and firefighters diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from an on-the-job incident eligible for workers’ compensation.

 
 

06.04.14 - Senate Approves Initiative To Increase Protections For Victims Of Rape

 
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The Senate today approved Senate Bill 207, jointly sponsored by Senators Tom Patton and Gayle Manning, which would modify Ohio law to allow victims of rape to terminate parental privileges of the person convicted of rape.

 
 

04.08.14 - Patton Announces Approval Of $4.7 Million In Local ODOT Road Projects

 
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State Senator Tom Patton today announced approval of $4,725,000 for road repairs in Cuyahoga County as part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s statewide effort to repair and inspect roadways and bridges in need of attention.

 
 
 
 
 

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