Rep. Ashford with a group of UT Pharmacy students on their Legislative Advocacy Day
Rep. Ashford with a group of UT Pharmacy students on their Legislative Advocacy Day
 Rep. Ashford with a group of UT Pharmacy students on their Legislative Advocacy Day
Rep. Ashford with a group of UT Pharmacy students on their Legislative Advocacy Day
 Rep. Ashford with Director of Football Operations and University of Toledo football players, 2017 MAC Champions
Rep. Ashford with Director of Football Operations and University of Toledo football players, 2017 MAC Champions
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
 Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
 Rep. Ashford speaks on the House floor
Rep. Ashford speaks on the House floor
Rep. Ashford speaking during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaking during House Session
 Rep. Ashford during House Session
Rep. Ashford during House Session
 Rep. Ashford consults with Reps. Winburn and O'Brien during session
Rep. Ashford consults with Reps. Winburn and O'Brien during session
Rep. Ashford speaks with Rep. Sykes during House session
Rep. Ashford speaks with Rep. Sykes during House session
 Rep. Ashford speaks during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaks during House Session
 Rep. Phillips Ashford pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Rep. Phillips Ashford pushes for changes that would put middle class families first.
Rep. Ashford speaks out against the dangers of HB 203 which would bring "Stand Your Ground" laws to Ohio
Rep. Ashford speaks out against the dangers of HB 203 which would bring "Stand Your Ground" laws to Ohio
 Rep. Ashford is joined by fellow lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Ashford is joined by fellow lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
 Rep. Ashford gives testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee.
Rep. Ashford gives testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee.
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
 Rep. Ashford and Petee Talley, Convener for the Ohio Unity Coalition
Rep. Ashford and Petee Talley, Convener for the Ohio Unity Coalition
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Rep. Ashford speaks out against "Stand Your Ground" laws
Rep. Ashford speaks out against "Stand Your Ground" laws
 Rep. Ashford speaks out against the dangers of HB 203 which would bring "Stand Your Ground" laws to Ohio
Rep. Ashford speaks out against the dangers of HB 203 which would bring "Stand Your Ground" laws to Ohio
 Rep. Ashford speaks at the OLBC "Day of Action"
Rep. Ashford speaks at the OLBC "Day of Action"
Rep. Ashford signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Ashford signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
 Reps. Ashford and Phillips
Reps. Ashford and Phillips
House Session
House Session
 Reps. Ashford and Winburn
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
 Minority Whip Ashford tries out his new whip
Minority Whip Ashford tries out his new whip
Minority Whip Ashford poses with former Minority Whip Heard
Minority Whip Ashford poses with former Minority Whip Heard
 Leadership Team (L to R): Minority Whip Ashford, Assistant Minority Leader Phillips, Assistant Minority Whip Ramos, Minority Leader Heard
Leadership Team (L to R): Minority Whip Ashford, Assistant Minority Leader Phillips, Assistant Minority Whip Ramos, Minority Leader Heard
 Rep. Ashford and Rep. Szollosi
Rep. Ashford and Rep. Szollosi
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ashford as Minority Whip
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ashford as Minority Whip
 Reps. Ashford and Winburn
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
 Rep. Ashford during Joint Session
Rep. Ashford during Joint Session
Rep. Ashford had the pleasure of meeting with students and a teacher from the Toledo School for the Arts
Rep. Ashford had the pleasure of meeting with students and a teacher from the Toledo School for the Arts
 Rep. Ashford at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Ashford at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
 Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
 Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
 Rep. Ashford speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively impacts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Ashford speaks out against the Budget Bill that negatively impacts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Reps. Ashford and Patterson
Reps. Ashford and Patterson
 Rep. Ashford and Rep. O'Brien pose for a picture
Rep. Ashford and Rep. O'Brien pose for a picture
 Rep. Ashford and his Legislative Aide
Rep. Ashford and his Legislative Aide
Rep. Ashford speaking at a press conference regarding the restoration of the Minority Business Enterprise Division
Rep. Ashford speaking at a press conference regarding the restoration of the Minority Business Enterprise Division
 Rep. Ashford speaking at a press conference regarding the restoration of the Minority Business Enterprise Division
Rep. Ashford speaking at a press conference regarding the restoration of the Minority Business Enterprise Division
 Rep. Ashford
Rep. Ashford
Reps. Ashford and Milkovich during House Session
Reps. Ashford and Milkovich during House Session
 House Session
House Session
 Rep. Ashford Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
Rep. Ashford Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 
 

Minority Whip Michael Ashford (D-44th District) is serving his fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He proudly represents more than 116,000 constituents in a district wholly within the city of Toledo.

 
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Representative Ashford Serves In the Following Committees :

Federalism and Interstate RelationsInsurancePublic UtilitiesState and Local Government
 
 
 
 

09.28.18 - Rep. Ashford Announces New Faurecia Interior Systems Facility In Toledo

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced a plan for Faurecia Interior Systems Saline, LLC to build a new facility in Toledo. The facility, expected to open in April 2019 pending final approval, would create 101 full-time positions, generating $4.3 million in new annual payroll. 

 
 

09.12.18 - State Controlling Board Approves Funds For Higher Education Investments, Says Ashford

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced approval of Ohio Controlling Board items sending state funds to upgrade infrastructure at the University of Toledo (UT). A total of $495,610 in state funds were released for mechanical system and plumbing upgrades to improve indoor air quality, reduce maintenance and reduce campus utility costs.

 
 

08.08.18 - Rep. Ashford Announces State Support For Bridge Replacement At University Of Toledo

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $96,978 in state funds to University of Toledo for the Savage Arena Pedestrian Bridge Replacement project in Lucas County.

“As one of Ohio’s leading public institutions, the University of Toledo is making strides forward to provide its students, faculty and staff with state of the art facilities with these upgrades,”  said Ashford. “I am glad to see our university receive state support to minimize potential risks to students.”

 
 

07.31.18 - Ashford's Bipartisan Predatory Lending Reform Bill To Become Law

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo), a joint sponsor of House Bill 123, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Kasich’s signing of the bill to crack down on predatory short-term lenders in Ohio:

 
 
 

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Representative Michael Ashford
District 44
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1401
Fax      (614) 719-6948
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Hometown : Toledo
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Not eligible to run for another term