Rep. Patterson to Host Lyme Disease Symposium

Posted October 8, 2014 in Event Updates

Join Rep. Patterson on Oct. 9, 2014 at Great Lakes Outdoor Supply in Bainbridge for an evening of discussion about Lyme in our community and across Ohio. You can find the symposium agenda below:

6:30 — Welcome by Commissioner Ralph Spidalieri & State Rep. John Patterson
6:40 — Tick Talk with Dr. Glen Needham
7:10 — The Animal Side of Lyme with Dr. Charles Curie
7:40 — The Human Side of Lyme with Dr. Phillip DeMio

For more information about symposium speakers, click here.

Please RSVP by October 6 to Stephen Harris, Legislative Aide to Rep. Patter­son, at or (614) 466-1405.

WHAT: Lyme Disease Symposium
WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Great Lakes Outdoor Supply
8560 Bainbridge Rd.
Bainbridge, OH 44023

September Newsletter

Posted September 30, 2014 in Monthly Newsletters

Dear Constituents,

Imagine 400,000 people unable to drink tap water due to dangerous toxic levels. Im­agine that same group unable to shower, cook or even wash their own clothes. Now imagine that this event occurred in the heart of the United States — a highly developed nation. As many well know, Toledo experienced just such an event over the weekend of August 1-4.

Two weeks later, the Lake Erie Caucus assembled at Maumee State Park to hear tes­timony regarding the many causes of the Toledo water crisis. As a member of the Caucus, I participated in the hearings and offer this brief summary. Read more.

Legislative Update: CAUV Task Force & Addressing Lyme Disease

Posted September 25, 2014 in Legislative Updates

The 99th House District is one of the most unique regions in the entire state of Ohio. From the lakefront to the farmbelt, there are challenges that must be met—and met together regardless of party affiliation, geographic residence or any other artificial barriers.

Two such challenges are readily apparent with respect to momentous property tax increases for the agricultural community — commonly known as CAUV rates — and the near epidemic presence of Lyme disease, which has the potential to impact all residents.

As your state representative, I believe it is my responsibility to help tackle both issues due to the pressing nature of each. Read more.

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