(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 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

01.29.16 - Peterson Highlights Improvements To Ohio's Business Climate

 
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“Since being elected to the Ohio General Assembly in 2010, working toward building a better Ohio has been my primary goal as a Legislator," said Peterson. “Step by step, bill by bill, we have done just that. Ohio is coming back.”

 
 

12.21.15 - Peterson Receives Ohio Society Of CPAs' Outstanding Legislator Award

 
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As Chairman of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, Sen. Peterson championed municipal tax reform, which takes effect January 1 and will result in significant compliance cost savings for Ohio taxpayers.  Peterson also led the amendment process related to state tax reform during the biennial budget debate, ensuring that common sense changes were adopted. Sen. Peterson sponsored Senate Bill 2 (131st GA), tax conformity legislation that enabled taxpayers to make adjustments to 2014 returns to decrease tax liabilities and compliance costs.

 
 

11.18.15 - Peterson Announces Senate Passage Of Bill Promoting Ohio Agritourism

 
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"This bill simultaneously promotes small business growth while protecting and expanding opportunities for Ohio's agriculture industry," said Peterson. "It's important that we allow entrepreneurs to thrive while promoting the diverse experiences that Ohio agriculture has to offer." 

 
 

11.17.15 - Legacy Of Service: Ohio Senate Designates Memorial Highway To Honor Private Kevin C. Ott

 
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“Today we honor a young man who gave his life in his service to our country,” said Peterson. “This memorial is one way we pay our respects, show our gratitiude and ensure that his legacy as an American hero will long be remembered.”  

 
 
 
 
 

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