Senator Peterson meets with constituents after session in the Ohio Senate chambers.
Senator Peterson meets with constituents after session in the Ohio Senate chambers.
 (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 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 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 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.
 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 (third from right) joins area leaders to break ground on the new Campbell's Market. L to R: Finance Fund CEO Diana Turoff, Rick Campbell Jr., Rick Campbell Sr., State Sen. Bob Peterson, Food Trust Associate Director Caroline Harris, and Vinton County Commissioner Tim Eberts.
Senator Peterson (third from right) joins area leaders to break ground on the new Campbell's Market. L to R: Finance Fund CEO Diana Turoff, Rick Campbell Jr., Rick Campbell Sr., State Sen. Bob Peterson, Food Trust Associate Director Caroline Harris, and Vinton County Commissioner Tim Eberts.
 Senator Peterson (right) presents Director Gary Mohr with a resolution during a special presentation.
Senator Peterson (right) presents Director Gary Mohr with a resolution during a special presentation.
State Senator Bob Peterson recognizes the University of Rio Grande soccer team on winning the 2015 NAIA National Championship tournament held in Delray Beach, Florida.
State Senator Bob Peterson recognizes the University of Rio Grande soccer team on winning the 2015 NAIA National Championship tournament held in Delray Beach, Florida.
 State Senator Bob Peterson recognizes the University of Rio Grande soccer team on winning the 2015 NAIA National Championship tournament held in Delray Beach, Florida.
State Senator Bob Peterson recognizes the University of Rio Grande soccer team on winning the 2015 NAIA National Championship tournament held in Delray Beach, Florida.
 State Senator Bob Peterson presents a Senate Resolution to the Ohio Valley Christian Boys basketball team during today's Senate session.
State Senator Bob Peterson presents a Senate Resolution to the Ohio Valley Christian Boys basketball team during today's Senate session.
Senator Bob Peterson and Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) join Sofidel CEO Luigi Lazzareschi, local officials and economic development leaders at the groundbreaking of the new Sofidel manufacturing facility in Circleville.
Senator Bob Peterson and Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) join Sofidel CEO Luigi Lazzareschi, local officials and economic development leaders at the groundbreaking of the new Sofidel manufacturing facility in Circleville.
 Senator Peterson (right) and Representative Scherer (left) pose with two Ross County youth both giving a 'thumbs up' after receiving their new bike helmets at the fair.
Senator Peterson (right) and Representative Scherer (left) pose with two Ross County youth both giving a 'thumbs up' after receiving their new bike helmets at the fair.
 Senator Peterson (right) pictured with his wife, Lisa, while being sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Peterson (right) pictured with his wife, Lisa, while being sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate.
Peterson and his family on the family farm.
Peterson and his family on the family farm.
 Senator Peterson welcomes Pastor Alvis Pollard for invocation
Senator Peterson welcomes Pastor Alvis Pollard for invocation
 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 leads Senate session.
Senator Peterson leads Senate session.
 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 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, 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. He currently serves as President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate.

 

 
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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.

06.29.17 - Peterson Honors Ohio's Dairy Producers During National Dairy Month

 

"It is an honor to recognize Ohio's Dairy Producers for their contributions to the food agricultural industry in this state," said Peterson. "Ice cream is one of the best parts of summer. For this delicious treat, we owe our gratitude to the hard working men and women who rise before daybreak every day to tend to their cows in the milking parlors. Ohio's dairy farmers love the work that they do, and we love that they do it."

 
 

06.22.17 - Peterson Honors Ohio's 2017 Physician Advocate Of The Year

 

"Dr. Santin is an invaluable resource for information on health care policy and someone who lawmakers from both political parties can look to for straightforward counsel on ways we, as a state, can improve health outcomes for Ohioans," said Peterson. "We are especially proud that he has chosen to practice medicine at our very own Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington."

 
 

06.22.17 - Renewing Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday

 

"Most holidays drain our bank accounts, yet this uniquely timed holiday allows Ohioans to keep more of their hard-earned money while equipping students with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom," said Peterson. 

 
 

06.21.17 - Peterson Announces Balanced Budget That Protects Essential Services And Reduces The Size Of Government

 

"Today we unveiled a balanced, responsible and significantly smaller state budget," said State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), who serves as President Pro Tempore—the number two leadership position in the legislature's upper chamber. "Rather than allowing government to take more from Ohio's taxpayers, we have crafted a budget that restrains spending and focuses on key priorities such as schools and combating the drug epidemic, among others."

 
 
 
 
 

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, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8156
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Background

 
Hometown : Washington Court House
Party : Republican