State Senator Bob Peterson Announces Candidacy for U.S. Congress

(OH-15) – State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) announced today that he will seek the Republican nomination for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. The seat will become vacant next month when Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Upper Arlington) departs Congress to lead the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Senator Peterson is a lifelong farmer who has served in the state legislature since 2009.

“Steve Stivers has served our area, our country, and this district with great distinction since he was first elected in 2010,” Peterson said. “I hope to continue his record of conservative leadership in the years to come and I look forward to working with him in his new role. I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from hundreds of friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues in each of the counties in this district to consider running. I’m honored and humbled by their encouragement and will work tirelessly to earn each and every vote in the weeks ahead.”

Senator Peterson said he is gravely concerned about the state of our nation under President Biden and Democrat majorities in Congress.

“Our country is headed down the wrong path in Washington: unsustainable debt and deficits, a national security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and a constant assault on our freedoms, which are guaranteed under the United States Constitution. It is time to put an end to these reckless, liberal policies that will cause lasting damage to our state and nation if we don’t enact conservative policies now.”

Senator Peterson is a businessman, farmer, and public servant whose roots run deep in our area. He is an 8th generation family farmer and small business owner, managing an agricultural operation that produces corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock. Currently, he serves in the Ohio Senate, representing 10 counties in central and southern Ohio. He joined the Senate in 2012 after being elected to the Ohio House of Representatives and previously served for 14 years as a Fayette County Commissioner. He proudly served for five years as President of the Ohio Farm Bureau.

Bob and his wife Lisa live in Fayette County. They have three adult children and one granddaughter.