Legislative Member
Bob Peterson

Senator Bob Peterson

R - Clinton County, Fayette County, Gallia County, Highland County, Jackson County, Lawrence County (part), Pickaway County (part), Pike County, Ross County, Vinton County (part)


Senator Bob Peterson represents the 17th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Pike, and Ross counties as well as portions of Lawrence, Pickaway, and Vinton counties.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and as a member of the Agriculture Committee, Finance Committee, Insurance Committee, Public Utilities Committee, State and Local Government Committee, Education Committee, and Finance General Government Subcommittee.

A farmer by trade, he and his family are the 8th generation of Petersons to farm in the U.S. He raises, corn, soybeans, wheat, and livestock on his family’s farm. He also has been active in the Farm Bureau in a variety of leadership positions, culminating to his position as Ohio Farm Bureau President for nearly five years.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, and is also a graduate of its LEAD Program, an intense two-year agriculture leadership program that features extensive experience in economics, environmental issues and state and national political processes.

He and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of Sarah, Hannah and Todd. The family lives on their farm in Fayette County.



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