As Chairman of the Finance Committee, Patmon was responsible for overseeing a $1.4 billion budget. He was Vice Chairman of the Safety, Community Development, and Utilities Committee.
He also served as Chairman of the Employment and Affirmative Action Committee
where he passed the most comprehensive employment discrimination law in the history of Cleveland.
Bill is currently serving as an elected member of Ohio's 10th House District. State Representative. Patmon was sworn into his first term in 2011 and served as a member of the Education Committee, the State Government and Elections Committee, and the Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
In 2012 and 2016, he won reelection to his seat unopposed.
State Representative Patmon currently sits on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and Ways and Means Committee.
He is known for having introduced several pieces of legislation that ranged in topics from education to health care. He was also a key individual in the passing of Goddard's Law
in 2016, which makes it a felony to cause harm to companion animals.
As a businessman, Bill Patmon managed the construction of multi-million dollar projects
such as the Grafton Correctional Facility, and the Garrett Morgan Water Treatment Plant in the city of Cleveland. He is President of the East Erie Enterprise LLC providing professional consulting in the areas of community, economic development and municipal finance. He is also a Political Analyst for WKYC Channel 3 News.
Bill was educated at Eastern Michigan University and participated in the Harvard University Professional Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Bill is married to Sharon L. Patmon and they have a dog named Tully. He is also the father of 4 and grandfather of 6.
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