Rep. Michael Ashford To Lead House Democrats On Agriculture And Development Subcommittee
Appointed as ranking member on House Finance and Appropriations panel
January 24, 2013
 
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State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) has been appointed as the ranking member of the House Finance and Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture and Development.


"I am privileged to have been selected to serve as the ranking member on this subcommittee," said Rep. Michael Ashford. “Agriculture is the backbone of Ohio’s economy, and people from around the nation depend on our farmers to produce the food that keeps our nation strong. I am eager to confront important issues that surround our state’s farmers and others in the agriculture industry, and am confident we will devise solutions that are in the best interests of Ohioans.” 


The House of Representatives has 17 standing committees. House Republicans have slightly altered the committee structure for the 130th General Assembly. The committees on Local Government and Criminal Justice were consolidated, while new committees on Manufacturing & Workforce Development and Policy & Legislative Oversight were established. Committee meetings may be held any time before or after House floor sessions, and they are open to the public.


Representative Ashford has over 25 years in the non-profit sector focusing primarily on Community Organization and Development.  He currently serves on the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, and is actively involved in the YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo.


Rep. Michael Ashford will also serve as a member of the Insurance and Public Utilities Committees.



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