Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
 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.
Rep. Ashford speaks during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaks 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. 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 with Rep. Sykes during House session
Rep. Ashford speaks with Rep. Sykes during House session
 Rep. Ashford and Rep. O'Brien pose for a picture
Rep. Ashford and Rep. O'Brien pose for a picture
 Rep. Ashford and Petee Talley, Convener for the Ohio Unity Coalition
Rep. Ashford and Petee Talley, Convener for the Ohio Unity Coalition
Rep. Ashford speaks at the OLBC "Day of Action"
Rep. Ashford speaks at the OLBC "Day of Action"
 House Session
House Session
 Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
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
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 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
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
 Reps. Ashford and Milkovich during House Session
Reps. Ashford and Milkovich during House Session
 Rep. Ashford and Rep. Szollosi
Rep. Ashford and Rep. Szollosi
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
 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
 Reps. Ashford and Phillips
Reps. Ashford and Phillips
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 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
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
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 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 during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaking during House Session
 Rep. Ashford Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
Rep. Ashford Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
 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 during Joint Session
Rep. Ashford during Joint Session
 Minority Whip Ashford tries out his new whip
Minority Whip Ashford tries out his new whip
 Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ashford as Minority Whip
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ashford as Minority Whip
House Session
House Session
 Minority Whip Ashford poses with former Minority Whip Heard
Minority Whip Ashford poses with former Minority Whip Heard
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
 Rep. Ashford
Rep. Ashford
 Rep. Ashford during House Session
Rep. Ashford during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaks on the House floor
Rep. Ashford speaks on the House floor
 
 

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
 
 
 
 

12.05.17 - GOP-backed Bill Rewards Employers Who Break The Law, Threatens Worker Safety

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today voted in opposition to House Bill (HB) 380, a Republican-sponsored bill to deny workers’ compensation benefits to undocumented workers who get injured or killed on the job. The House passed the bill on a largely party-line vote.

 
 

12.04.17 - Rep. Ashford Announces Over $1.3 Million For Security, Safety Projects

 

State Representative Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $1.375 million in state funds to the University of Toledo (UT) and to the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH) for security and safety improvement projects. The state funding was approved by the Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending.

 
 

12.01.17 - Rep. Ashford Testifies Before Ohio House On Bill To Reform Payday Lending

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) testified before the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee Wednesday on House Bill (HB) 123, his plan to reform short-term small loan and mortgage loan laws in Ohio. More than one million Ohioans have taken out short-term loans in the last decade, many repaying more than double the principal borrowed in interest and fees alone.

 

 
 

11.02.17 - Ashford Rallies Behind Payday Lending Reform

 

State Representative Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) yesterday joined a rally held on the Statehouse steps by community and religious leaders, citizens and other elected officials to advocate for payday lending reform.

“Payday lending loans are predatory and cast Ohioans into a spiral of debt that is nearly impossible to climb out of,” said Ashford. “We need better regulations to protect people from being trapped by these loans’ high interest rates and hidden fees.”

 
 
 
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