Patton Sworn in as Majority Leader

Senator Patton is Sworn-In for Second Term as the Senate Majority Floor Leader


COLUMBUS– As part of today’s Opening Ceremonies of the 130th General Assembly, State Senator Tom Patton (R–Strongsville) was officially sworn-in for his second term as the Senator for the 24th District. In addition, his colleagues elected him a second time to serve in the chamber’s number three post, Majority Floor Leader. Patton was first elected to the Ohio Senate in 2008 after serving three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives.

“Over the past two years, we have been diligent in establishing Ohio as a jobs and business-friendly state,” said Patton. “By eliminating our deficit, drastically reducing regulations, and reducing Ohioans’ income taxes, we have seen the state’s unemployment rating plummet more than two percent. I look forward to continuing this momentum in the coming legislative session.”

In addition to his standing committees and leadership role, Senator Patton also serves as co-chair of the Ohio Senate Autism Caucus and as a member of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, the Ohio Athletic Commission, the Ohio Rail Development Commission, the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact and the ODOT Transportation Futures Steering Committee.

A widower, Senator Patton resides in Strongsville where he raised his five daughters, one son, and now has four grandchildren.


Senator Tom Patton represents Ohio’s 24th Senate District, which contains a portion of Cuyahoga County.  He currently serves as the Majority Floor Leader of the Senate, the chamber’s number three post. To learn more, visit

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