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State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville), who served as chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on Transportation, helped lead House Bill 74 through the General Assembly. Earlier this week, Patton supported and the Ohio House overwhelmingly concurred with Senate amendments to advance the bipartisan legislation.

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Sat, Mar 27, 2021

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces the 2022 Ohio Teacher of the Year nominations are currently open. The program recognizes exceptional teachers for their work both inside and outside the classroom while also providing opportunities for professional growth.

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 74, otherwise known as the transportation budget, within the Ohio House. State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) supported the measure and also served as chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on Transportation that helped move the bill forward through the legislative process.

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Today, State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) joined Gov. Mike DeWine and other leaders during a virtual announcement for the launch of the Cleveland Innovation District. The initiative comes with a committed $565 million investment through a mix of grants, tax credits, and loans by JobsOhio, DSA/State of Ohio, and Cleveland Clinic.

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Mon, Jan 25, 2021

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces his legislation, House Bill 308, was signed into law over the weekend. The bill allows peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical workers who have PTSD due to employment to be eligible for compensation and benefits regardless if they already suffer from an accompanying injury or not. Patton is a primary sponsor of the bill.

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Mon, Jan 11, 2021

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) was locally sworn-in as the state representative for the 7th Ohio House District this past week. The district encompasses portions of Cuyahoga County and includes his hometown of Strongsville. Patton participated in a private swearing-in ceremony at Strongsville City Hall on Sunday afternoon.

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Mon, Jan 4, 2021

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces Senate Bill 310 has passed out of both chambers of the General Assembly. The legislation includes the two-year state construction budget that contains funding for a variety of initiatives across the state and aid for local projects throughout the 7th Ohio House District. 

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Sun, Dec 20, 2020

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) supported House Bill 305, which was passed by the Ohio House. The historic legislation provides comprehensive reform of Ohio’s primary and secondary school funding framework. Patton is a co-sponsor of the bill.

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Sun, Dec 6, 2020

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces the upcoming deadline for the Nonprofit Reimbursing Relief Grants is this Saturday, Dec. 5. Patton is encouraging organizations to apply for the program through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

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Wed, Dec 2, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces that his legislation House Bill 199, known as the Commercial Roofing Contractor Bill, has passed within the Ohio House. The bill would add a commercial roofing license section to the existing specialty contractors licensing structure. Currently, the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB) licenses commercial contractors doing plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, refrigeration, and electrical work in Ohio.

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Wed, Nov 18, 2020