(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 Peterson receives Guardian of Small Business Award from NFIB executive director, Roger Geiger.
Senator Peterson receives Guardian of Small Business Award from NFIB executive director, Roger Geiger.
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 discusses how tax cuts will help to create jobs and attract employers to Ohio.
Senator Peterson discusses how tax cuts will help to create jobs and attract employers to Ohio.
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 speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the beginning of construction for a $1.6 million lodge at YLA Camp Cave Lake in Pike County.
Senator Peterson speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the beginning of construction for a $1.6 million lodge at YLA Camp Cave Lake in Pike County.
 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

11.15.16 - Peterson Elected Ohio Senate President Pro Tempore

 

“I am humbled that my colleagues have chosen me to serve as President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate,” said Senator Peterson. “Ohio has come a long way, but we must remain diligent in our efforts to improve the state’s business climate and promote job creation, which benefits Ohio families."

 
 

11.09.16 - Did You Remember To Check And Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries?

 

As a rule of thumb, the best time to replace smoke detector batteries is at the beginning and end of daylight saving times. Daylight saving officially ended on Sunday, November 6, which means it is time to check your detectors if you have not already done so. After replacing the detector batteries in your home, remember to mark your calendar for next year's daylight saving time, which begins again on Sunday, March 12, 2017 and will end on Sunday, November 5, 2017. 

 
 

09.21.16 - Peterson, Smith To Distribute Free Bike Helmets For Kids At Jackson Apple Festival

 
COLUMBUS -

State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) and State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) will be on hand during the Jackson Apple Festival on Saturday to provide bicycle safety information for families and help properly fit children for new bike helmets. Free helmets will be provided as part of the Ohio Academy of Pediatrics' "Put A Lid On It" campaign. 

 
 

09.01.16 - Youth Camp Breaks Ground On New Lodge At Cave Lake

 
COLUMBUS -

"We're proud of the work this organization is doing to develop our next generation of leaders," said Peterson. "We hope this investment will allow YLA to continue its mission for many years to come."

 
 
 
 
 

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
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Eligible to run for another four-year term