John Patterson (Ohio state representative)
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 99th district
January 7, 2013
|Preceded by||Casey Kozlowski|
July 7, 1956 |
Ashtabula, Ohio, U.S.
|Residence||Jefferson, Ohio, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Marietta College|
John Patterson (born July 7, 1956) is a current member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He won election to the 99th District in 2012 (taking office in January, 2013) and won reelection in 2014.
Life and career
Patterson is the son of a chiropractor and a homemaker. He graduated from Jefferson Area High School in 1974 and was the 2010 JALS Alumni Hall of Fame winner. He attended Marietta College where he was an assistant coach for the baseball team.
Following graduation, Patterson became a baseball coach at Kent State University and also worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation and as a truck driver. He later would become a teacher, and taught History at Jefferson Area High School for thirty years. He also was the Model UN Advisor and Cross Country Coach.
Patterson and his wife Nancy reside in Jefferson, Ohio.
Ohio House of Representatives
In 2012, Patterson opted to take on Representative Casey Kozlowski, who had won by only forty two votes in 2010. Unopposed in the Democratic primary, he went on to defeat Kozlowski with 52.78% of the vote.
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