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 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 during Joint Session
Rep. Ashford during Joint Session
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
 Minority Whip Ashford poses with former Minority Whip Heard
Minority Whip Ashford poses with former Minority Whip Heard
 Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
Rep. Ashford speaking during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaking 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 during House Session
Rep. Ashford during House Session
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 House Session
House Session
 Rep. Ashford
Rep. Ashford
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
 Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
 Reps. Ashford and Patterson
Reps. Ashford and Patterson
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
 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
 Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ashford as Minority Whip
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ashford as Minority Whip
Reps. Ashford and Phillips
Reps. Ashford and Phillips
 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 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 out against "Stand Your Ground" laws
Rep. Ashford speaks out against "Stand Your Ground" laws
 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 discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
 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 and Rep. Szollosi
Rep. Ashford and Rep. Szollosi
Reps. Ashford and Milkovich during House Session
Reps. Ashford and Milkovich during 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
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 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
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 discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
 House Session
House Session
Rep. Ashford speaks at the OLBC "Day of Action"
Rep. Ashford speaks at the OLBC "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
 Rep. Ashford and Rep. O'Brien pose for a picture
Rep. Ashford and Rep. O'Brien pose for a picture
Rep. Ashford speaks with Rep. Sykes during House session
Rep. Ashford speaks with Rep. Sykes 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 consults with Reps. Winburn and O'Brien during session
Rep. Ashford consults with Reps. Winburn and O'Brien during session
Rep. Ashford speaks during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaks 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 on the House floor
Rep. Ashford speaks on the House floor
Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
 2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
 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
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 and his Legislative Aide
Rep. Ashford and his Legislative Aide
 
 

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
 
 
 
 

07.18.18 - Ashford Commends Toledo Fire & Rescue

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) announced today that Toledo Fire & Rescue received $15,000 in grant money from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Toledo will use the money to purchase 519 protective hoods.

 
 

07.11.18 - Rep. Ashford Applauds State Support For Local Government Center Parking Garage Upgrades

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) announced the release of $134,256.88 on Monday for parking garage upgrades at the Lucas County’s Michael V. DiSalle Government Center in Toledo.

“Essential equipment at the DiSalle Government Center parking garage as reached its expiration date, but I’m happy to see the state invest in innovative technological equipment that will ensure our patrons’ safety while providing a solid structure for many years to come,” said Ashford.

 
 

06.07.18 - Ashford Announces Passage Of House Bill 123

 

tate Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 123, which addresses predatory lending and closes the loopholes used by credit services organizations in the State of Ohio. The bill, joint-sponsored with Rep. Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield), passed out of the House today 69-14 with bipartisan support.

“HB 123 will aggressively address the predatory loans that range from 500-600 percent interest on short-term loans,” said Ashford. “Borrowers in the state of Ohio pay almost $900 billion in interest, which takes money out of their pockets. Back in 2008, 70 percent of voters passed a bill to reform payday lending. However, the payday lenders found a loophole to operate in current law. This legislation has garnered the support of coalitions across the state.

 
 

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.

 
 
 

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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