(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 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 leads Senate session.
Senator Peterson leads Senate session.
Peterson and his family on the family farm.
Peterson and his family on the family farm.
 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.
 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 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 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 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 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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State Sen. Bob Peterson Highlights Agriculture's Vital Role in Ohio
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.

02.08.17 - Peterson Sponsors Legislation Reducing Tax Burden For Ohio's Combat-Injured Veterans

 

"Ohio's veterans have already paid so much in their service to our country," said Senator Peterson. "Eliminating this burdensome tax on the benefits that our brave combat-injured veterans have rightfully earned further demonstrates our commitment to improving the quality of life for our service members as they return home."

 
 

02.07.17 - Peterson Announces 2018 Legislative Fellowship Program

 

"Legislative fellows play an integral role in Ohio's legislative process," said Peterson. "With many fellows moving on to successful public service careers, this program is the perfect opportunity for recent college graduates interested in expanding their knowledge of state government."

 
 

01.26.17 - Peterson Appointed Vice Chair Of Influential Senate Rules And Reference Committee

 

"I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee to set a policy agenda that will help create opportunities for Ohio families," said Senator Peterson. 

 
 

01.03.17 - Senator Peterson Sworn In As President Pro Tempore Of The Ohio Senate

 

"I am truly honored to have been selected to serve as the Senate's President Pro Tempore. In this new capacity, I look forward to building on our efforts to improve Ohio’s economy and ensuring that state government is responsive to the needs of the people of Ohio."

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bills Primary Sponsor

SB 22     

Bills Cosponsor

Resolutions Primary Sponsor

Resolutions Cosponsor

HCR 3     
 
 
 
 

Senate District 17

 
Counties: Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence (part), Pickaway (part), Pike, Ross, Vinton (part)
 

Connect With Senator Peterson

 

Contact Senator Peterson

 
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8156
Email Senator Peterson
 

Background

 
Hometown : Washington Court House
Party : Republican