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 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 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 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 Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
Rep. Ashford Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
 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
 Minority Whip Ashford tries out his new whip
Minority Whip Ashford tries out his new whip
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"
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 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
 Reps. Ashford and Phillips
Reps. Ashford and Phillips
 Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ashford as Minority Whip
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ashford as Minority Whip
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
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
 Reps. Ashford and Winburn
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
 Rep. Ashford
Rep. Ashford
House Session
House Session
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 Rep. Ashford during House Session
Rep. Ashford during House Session
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 speaking during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaking during House Session
 Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
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 during Joint Session
Rep. Ashford during Joint Session
Rep. Ashford and his Legislative Aide
Rep. Ashford and his Legislative Aide
 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
 
 

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
 
 
 
 

05.18.18 - State Rep. Ashford Honors Rogers High School Girls Basketball Team

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) recently honored the Rogers High School girls basketball team with a House Resolution for winning the 2018 championship Division II state championship title in March.

 
 

04.25.18 - Rep. Ashford Announces $1.1 Million In State Funds For Prison Upgrades

 

State Representative Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of over $1.1 million dollars in state funds to the Toledo Correctional Facility (TOCI) for two projects out of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The funding was approved this week by the state Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending.

 
 

03.29.18 - Ashford, Toledo Firefighter President Jeff Koenigseker Set To Uncover Highway Markers For Toledo Firefighters Memorial Highway

 

State Rep. Mike Ashford (D-Toledo) and Toledo Firefighters IAFF Local 92 president, Jeff Koenigseker, will uncover the road markers that will memorialize a piece of I-75 as the “Toledo Firefighters James Dickman and Stephan Machcinski Memorial Highway.” The road signs will be erected TODAY, Thursday, March 29 at the northbound I-75, just north of the Nebraska Ave. overpass and Southbound I-75 just South of the Monroe St. overpass.

 
 

03.26.18 - Ashford Announces The Release Of $208,000 In State Funds

 

State Representative Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $208,000 in state funds to amend Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) contracts with Lucas County agencies, Thomas Porter Architects and the JDI group, INC. The funding was approved by the state Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending.

 
 
 

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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