Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
 Rep. Ashford during House Session
Rep. Ashford during House Session
 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 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 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 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
 
 
 
 

10.16.17 - Ashford Announces Over $1 Million In State Funds For Northwest Ohio Projects

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of over $1 million in state funds for projects at the University of Toledo, the Northwest Ohio Developmental Center, the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital and the Toledo Correction Institution (TOCI).

 
 

09.26.17 - Ashford Announces Over $3M In State Funds For Lucas County Roadwork, Public Safety Projects

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of nearly $3 million in state funds to the Toledo/Lucas County Port Authority and Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital for public roadwork renovations and technological improvements.

“I’m pleased to see the state support projects that will improve our community’s roads and infrastructure,” said Ashford. “Not only do these projects help ensure public safety, but they will also help create hundreds of good-paying jobs, bringing opportunities to hard-working residents of Toledo and Lucas County.”

 
 

09.19.17 - Ashford Tapped To Serve On House Speaker's Energy Task Force

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced that he will serve on Energy Task Force, a new commission created by the Ohio House to examine energy issues and provide recommendations to House standing committees. After years of serving as Ranking Member on the House Public Utilities committee, Ashford brings significant experience addressing public utility and energy issues.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the legislature’s new Energy Task Force,” said Ashford. “I look forward to sharing my knowledge on public utility issues, as well as working with my colleagues to develop stronger energy policies that will push our state forward.”

 

 
 

09.12.17 - Ashford Announces $440,000 For Local Technology Program

 

State Reps. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) and Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of $440,000 in state funds to the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) to advance its Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. The funding was approved by the state Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending.

“In a 21st-century economy, encouraging technological development is vital to maintaining Ohio’s competitive edge in the industry,” said Ashford. “I am glad to see the state support projects that will foster innovation, create jobs and establish new opportunities for economic growth in our community.”

 
 
 
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