(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 welcomes Pastor Alvis Pollard for invocation
Senator Peterson welcomes Pastor Alvis Pollard for invocation
 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.
 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 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.
 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 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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State Sen. Bob Peterson Highlights Agriculture's Vital Role in Ohio
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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.”

 
 

04.21.15 - Peterson Encourages Ohio Taxpayers To Participate In State Budget Process

 
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"Ohioans have greater access to the legislative process today than any other time in our state's history," said Peterson, who serves as a member of the Senate Finance Committee. "I believe in the transparency of taxpayer dollars and this is a great opportunity for Ohioans to become more informed about where and how their money is being spent."

 
 

04.21.15 - Peterson And Uecker Announce Funds For Ohio University Facility Improvements

 
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"Investments like these demonstrate to job creators that we are serious about maintaining state-of-the-art academic centers that facilitate the job-training that our region needs in order to attract good-paying jobs," said Peterson. 

 
 

04.15.15 - Peterson Welcomes Gallipolis Pastor To Deliver Senate Invocation

 
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"I am honored to welcome Pastor Pollard to lead us in prayer and bless the members of the Ohio Senate before we conduct business on behalf of the people of this great state," said Peterson. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Senate District 17

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

Contact Senator Peterson

 
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