(L to R) Legislative Aide, Vanessa Burris; Pastor Alvis Pollard; and Senator Bob Peterson before a session of the Ohio Senate
(L to R) Legislative Aide, Vanessa Burris; Pastor Alvis Pollard; and Senator Bob Peterson before a session of the Ohio Senate
 Senator Peterson congratulates members of the Clinton-Massie High School football team during Senate session.
Senator Peterson congratulates members of the Clinton-Massie High School football team during Senate session.
 Senator Bob Peterson introduces Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor at the opening of the Port of South Point in South Point, Ohio. The opening of the port in Southern Ohio could bring as many as 1200 direct and indirect jobs to the region within the next three to five years.
Senator Bob Peterson introduces Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor at the opening of the Port of South Point in South Point, Ohio. The opening of the port in Southern Ohio could bring as many as 1200 direct and indirect jobs to the region within the next three to five years.
Senator Bob Peterson is joined by Senator Joe Uecker for the opening of the Port of South Point in South Point, Ohio. The opening of the port in Southern Ohio could bring as many as 1200 direct and indirect jobs to the region within the next three to five years.
Senator Bob Peterson is joined by Senator Joe Uecker for the opening of the Port of South Point in South Point, Ohio. The opening of the port in Southern Ohio could bring as many as 1200 direct and indirect jobs to the region within the next three to five years.
 Senator Peterson honors Lebanon Correctional Institute's Ernie Moore as Ohio's Warden of the Year.
Senator Peterson honors Lebanon Correctional Institute's Ernie Moore as Ohio's Warden of the Year.
 Senator Peterson meets with constituents after session in the Ohio Senate chambers.
Senator Peterson meets with constituents after session in the Ohio Senate chambers.
Senator Peterson welcomes Pastor Alvis Pollard for invocation
Senator Peterson welcomes Pastor Alvis Pollard for invocation
 Senator Peterson joins other legislators to announce RuleWatchOhio, a new level of transparency for the public to understand government rules and regulations
Senator Peterson joins other legislators to announce RuleWatchOhio, a new level of transparency for the public to understand government rules and regulations
 Senator Peterson leads Senate session.
Senator Peterson leads Senate session.
Peterson and his family on the family farm.
Peterson and his family on the family farm.
 Surrounded by his family, Bob Peterson is sworn in as State Senator for the 17th Senate District.
Surrounded by his family, Bob Peterson is sworn in as State Senator for the 17th Senate District.
 Senator Peterson speaks with FFA students from across Ohio at a luncheon at the Statehouse.
Senator Peterson speaks with FFA students from across Ohio at a luncheon at the Statehouse.
Senator Peterson and Jason Wilson of the Governor's Office of Appalachia visit Custom Molded Products during a tour of Highland County.
Senator Peterson and Jason Wilson of the Governor's Office of Appalachia visit Custom Molded Products during a tour of Highland County.
 Senator Peterson joins other elected officials during a tour of McClain High School in Greenfield.
Senator Peterson joins other elected officials during a tour of McClain High School in Greenfield.
 Senator Peterson watches as Governor Kasich signs House Bill 420 into law.
Senator Peterson watches as Governor Kasich signs House Bill 420 into law.
Senator Peterson talks with his colleagues prior to the start of Senate session.
Senator Peterson talks with his colleagues prior to the start of Senate session.
 
 

As a farmer, business owner and former county official, Senator Bob Peterson has devoted much of his time and attention to solving the challenges facing our communities. He now brings that same attitude and drive to the Ohio Senate as he works to improve all of Ohio. Senator Peterson represents the 17th Senate District, which encompasses Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Pike and Ross counties as well as portions of Lawrence, Pickaway and Vinton counties.

 
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Senators Bob Peterson & Randy Gardner discuss Senate Bill 1, which continues the state's effort to fight toxic algae in Ohio's waterways and ensure clean drinking water for Ohioans. This initiative helps the state more effectively monitor and respond to water quality issues.
State Sen. Bob Peterson Highlights Agriculture's Vital Role in Ohio

05.21.15 - State Leaders Honor The Sacrifices Of Ohio's Fallen Soldiers

 
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"Today we honor Justin and Stephen both who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country," said State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) whose senate district covers both soldier's hometowns in southern Ohio. "To the families and friends of these two brave young men, we extend our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thanks. We share the privilege of preserving their legacies of honor, courage and commitment to our nation."

 
 

05.05.15 - Peterson Announces 35 New Jobs For Jackson County

 
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"This project both improves our local roads and demonstrates our seriousness about attracting job-creators to southern Ohio," said Peterson. "The announcement that Speyside Bourbon will be creating 35 positions at their Jackson facility is great news for the community."

 
 

04.30.15 - Peterson Honors Lebanon's Ernie Moore As Ohio's Warden Of The Year

 
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“I am glad to recognize the commitment and diligence of Warden Ernie Moore," said Peterson. “It is because of his remarkable work that he was rightly named the Warden of the Year by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.”

 
 

04.22.15 - Peterson Announces State Funds For Chillicothe's Shoemaker Center Bridge

 
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“This investment will help make repairs to the Shoemaker Center Bridge that are long overdue,” said Peterson. “The Shoemaker Center houses over 2,000 people and is the largest venue in Chillicothe.”

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Senate District 17

 
Counties: Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence (part), Pickaway (part), Pike, Ross, Vinton (part)
 
 

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8156
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Background

 
Hometown : Washington Court House
Party : Republican
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Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Eligible to run for another four-year term