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.”

The Energy Task Force is one of many new groups announced by Rosenberger earlier this year which will address specific policy areas and advise related House committees. Joining Ashford on Energy Task Force are Reps. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire), Brian Hill (R-Zanesville), Larry Householder (R-Glenford), Chairman Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), and a number of representatives from energy companies and associations across the state. The commission will hold its first meeting on October 4th in the Riffe Center.

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