2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 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 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
 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
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
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
 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
 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 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 during House Session
Rep. Ashford 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. 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
 Reps. Ashford and Phillips
Reps. Ashford and Phillips
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 and Petee Talley, Convener for the Ohio Unity Coalition
Rep. Ashford and Petee Talley, Convener for the Ohio Unity Coalition
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Rep. Ashford speaks at the OLBC "Day of Action"
Rep. Ashford speaks at the OLBC "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 attends a Women's Rights rally
Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
 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
 Rep. Ashford and Rep. Szollosi
Rep. Ashford and Rep. Szollosi
 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 with University of Toledo student advocates
Rep. Ashford with University of Toledo student advocates
 
 

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
 
 
 
 

02.06.18 - Ashford: Bipartisan Redistricting Reform Clears Last Legislative Hurdle Before Voters Have Final Say In May

 

Following months of negotiation, the Ohio House today passed Senate Joint Resolution 5, bipartisan legislation that puts a constitutional amendment before voters in May to restrict congressional gerrymandering in the state. 

"This is the start of a conversation regarding redistricting and developing a bi-partisan plan that involves fair representation of Ohio’s voters,” said state Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo). “One serious issue is addressing the split of congressional districts and keeping districts fair and whole."

 

 
 

01.26.18 - State Rep. Michael Ashford Receives The Ohio Urban Resource System Oscar Griffin Award

 

State Representative Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) this week received the Oscar Griffin Award from the Ohio Urban Resources System (OURS) for his work on House Bill 123 to reform payday lending and strengthen communities across the state. The award, named after Oscar Griffin, a longtime advocate for action agencies and member of OURS, is given to a legislator who has shown strong advocacy through legislation and promoting public policy to benefit black communities in Ohio.

 
 

01.09.18 - State Rep. Ashford Unveils Toledo Firefighters Memorial Highway

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) and Toledo Firefighters Local 92 union president Jeff Koenigseker held a press conference Monday to reveal the “Toledo Firefighters J. Dickman and S. Machcinski Memorial Highway,” a stretch of I-75 between Nebraska Avenue and Monroe Street in Toledo honoring local firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

 
 

01.03.18 - State Rep. Michael Ashford, Local Fire Officials To Unveil Toledo Firefighters Memorial Highway

 

State Rep. Mike Ashford (D-Toledo) and Toledo Firefighters IAFF Local 92 president, Jeff Koenigseker, will hold a press conference Monday, January 8 at 12:00 p.m. at the Toledo Firefighters IAFF Local 92 Union Hall in Toledo to unveil signage for the new “Toledo Firefighters J. Dickman and S. Machcinski Memorial Highway,” a stretch of I-75 between Nebraska Avenue and Monroe Street in Toledo honoring local firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

 
 
 
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