Bob Peterson (Ohio politician)

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Bob Peterson
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 17th district
Assumed office
March 21, 2012
Preceded by David T. Daniels
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 85th district
In office
January 3, 2011–March 21, 2012
Preceded by Raymond Pryor
Succeeded by Gary Scherer
Personal details
Born (1962-03-15) March 15, 1962 (age 55)[1]
Chillicothe, Ohio,[1] U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lisa Peterson (3 children)[1]
Residence Sabina, Ohio,[1] U.S.
Alma mater Ohio State University
Profession Farmer
Religion Christian[1]

Bob Peterson (born March 15, 1962) is a Republican member of the Ohio Senate from the 17th District. From 2011 to 2012, he served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 85th district.[2] Before being elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, he was Fayette County Commissioner for 14 years.[3] He was first elected as a state representative in November 2010 with 55.3% of the vote.[4] He is the chairman of the Senate Finance General Government subcommittee.

Peterson won a full-term to the Ohio Senate on November 6, 2012 and was sworn-in January, 2013.[5]

Peterson is married with three children, Sarah, Hannah, and Todd.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Bob Peterson at
  2. ^ "Bob Peterson sworn in for 17th District in Ohio Senate". The Chillicothe Gazette. March 22, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Senator Bob Peterson". Ohio State Senate. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ohio House of Representatives: November 2, 2010". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Peterson sworn in as senator for 17th Senate District". Vinton County Courier Online. January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 

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