Senate District 17
Bob Peterson
June 21, 2017
"Today we unveiled a balanced, responsible and significantly smaller state budget," said State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), who serves as President Pro Tempore—the number two leadership position in the legislature's upper chamber. "Rather than allowing government to take more from Ohio's taxpayers, we have crafted a budget that restrains spending and focuses on key priorities such as schools and combating the drug epidemic, among others."
June 15, 2017
"Saving money to care for a loved one living with a disability or to help reduce the financial burden of getting a college education can place a tremendous financial burden on families," said Peterson. "This legislation helps families save for their children's futures using additional tax relief and provides greater opportunity for Ohioans to achieve financial independence."
May 24, 2017
"Most holidays drain our bank accounts, yet this uniquely timed holiday allows Ohioans to keep more of their hard-earned money while equipping students with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom," said Senator Peterson. 
May 10, 2017
"This proposal is an important step in addressing tax inequities for farmers and provides more incentive for them to implement meaningful conservation practices that help protect Ohio's water supply," said Peterson.
May 10, 2017
"I am pleased to recognize Katelyn for her creativity and utilizing her talents for a great cause," said Peterson. “This contest is a great opportunity for her to showcase her creative abilities and earn money to reinvest in her own education."
May 8, 2017
"District office hours are an opportunity for residents to share their concerns and suggestions on how state government can better serve our families and our community," said Senator Peterson. "I look forward to working with my colleagues at the Ohio Statehouse in addressing issues that affect families living in southeast Ohio."
May 3, 2017
"It is my honor to recognize Avery for her hard work and vision, helping those who are experiencing difficult times," said Peterson. "We can all learn something from her generosity and ambition, and I look forward to hearing about the great things she will continue to do in the years ahead." 
April 27, 2017
"This is an important step in preparing Ohioans for the workplace of tomorrow. As our economy changes, so will the skills needed to secure a good-paying job," said Peterson. "Senate Bill 3 builds on our efforts to ensure that the workforce is ready to take on careers in our region's most in-demand professions."
March 28, 2017
"First responders put their lives on the line every day to ensure safety in our communities," said Senator Peterson. "I was pleased to support this grant application, in collaboration with officials from Gallia and Jackson counties, to help equip our firefighters with the resources necessary to protect families and property in the Village of Rio Grande."
March 28, 2017
"The Wilmington Air Park is an economic hub for Clinton County," said Senator Peterson. "I applaud this partnership and the collaboration between our universities and the private sector which play an important role in job creation and the economic growth of our state."
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