Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
 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 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 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
 
 
 
 

04.27.17 - Rep. Michael Ashford Meets With University Of Toledo Student Advocates

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) this week met with University of Toledo student leaders to learn more about their personal stories and how the University of Toledo has helped prepare them for success after graduation.

“Since its inception in 1872, the University of Toledo has strived to be a leader in higher education in Ohio, and these students are a testament to what the university has to offer,” said Ashford. “I’m proud of these student advocates and I know they are in good hands at UT. I look forward to what lies next for them.”

 
 

04.10.17 - Toledo Correctional Institute Approved For $60,000 In Facility Upgrades

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $60,000 in state funds to the Toledo Correction Institution (ToCI) to obtain fire damper inspections and exhaust system cleaning from Toledo-based VC Systems, LLC. The state funding was approved today by the state Controlling Board, a panel tasked with oversight of state spending. 

“Since its inception, Toledo Correction Institution has been committed to not only recruiting dedicated, hardworking staff, but also preparing its inmates to return to be active members of society and possess the skills needed for today’s workforce,” said Ashford. “The state investment approved today will help ensure the continued safety of the institution’s staff and volunteers.” 

 
 

04.03.17 - House Utilities Panel Lead Dem Michael Ashford Speaks Out On GOP-led Legislation To Rollback Advanced Energy Standards

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today criticized the recent passage of House Bill (HB) 114, saying legislation that changes the state’s advanced energy standards to unenforceable “goals” will harm consumers and jeopardize thousands of manufacturing and development jobs in Ohio’s advanced energy industry and other industries that increasing want and rely on advanced energy sources. 

“HB 114 is a ‘standard of living’ and ‘quality of life’ issue,” said Ashford. “Eliminating standards will kill jobs, increase electric bills and make Ohio the first state in the nation to backtrack on a proven tool to make our communities cleaner and energy efficient.” 

 
 

03.09.17 - Ashford Pushes Bipartisan Payday Lending Reforms At Statehouse

 

State lawmakers Mike Ashford (D-Toledo) and Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) introduced legislation Wednesday to reform a payday lending market that charges the highest rates in the nation, drains money from the state’s economy and harms Ohio consumers.

The legislation has the support of a growing grassroots coalition of Ohio consumer, business, veterans and faith groups. Supporters include the Ohio Job & Family Services Directors Association, Ohio Council of Churches, Catholic Conference of Ohio, Ohio Poverty Law Center, Franklin County Veterans Service Commission, Central Ohio Fair Housing Association and Ohio CDC Association.

 
 
 
 

Bills Primary Sponsor

HB 123     

Bills Cosponsor

Resolutions Primary Sponsor

Resolutions Cosponsor

HCR 7     
 
 
 
 
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 : Expires December 2018 / Not eligible to run for another term