Representative Michael J. Skindell - House District 13

07.30.20 - Reps. Skindell, Denson Introduce HB 740 To Repeal Corrupt Price Gouging Budget Amendment Benefiting First Energy


COLUMBUS – State Representatives Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) Tuesday introduced House Bill (HB) 740 to repeal a provision in state law allowing First Energy to keep excessive profits rather than returning the money to electric customers through a rate adjustment. The pricing provision was added as an amendment to the state two-year budget, House Bill 166, which was signed into law in July 2019.


07.29.20 - House Democrats Introduce Bill To Repeal House Bill 6


COLUMBUS—Ohio House Democrats today introduced House Bill (HB) 738 – legislation to repeal HB 6, a controversial corporate bailout legislation at the center of an FBI investigation into an alleged $60 million public corruption scheme led by Republican Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), the largest corruption and money-laundering scheme ever in Ohio. Democrats began calling for Householder’s resignation as news broke last week.


07.22.20 - Rep. Skindell's Statement On The Arrest And Arraignment Of Ohio House Speaker


COLUMBUS- Today, State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement on the federal corruptions charges brought against Speaker Larry Householder on July 21, 2020:


07.22.20 - House Democrats Announce Plan To Repeal HB 6


COLUMBUS—State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) announced plans today to introduce a bill that would repeal House Bill 6. This bill follows news that Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) allegedly accepted tens of millions of dollars in bribes to pass it and prevent a referendum.   


06.15.20 - Rep. Skindell Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Continues To Advocate For Ohio To Pass The Broader Fairness Act To End Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Community.


State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme in Bostock v. Clayon County, Georgia, which concluded that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that it is illegal for an employer to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity:



06.10.20 - Rep. Skindell Urges Action On Bipartisan Ohio Fairness Act


COLUMBUS— State. Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) today urged action on the Ohio Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect LGBTQ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations. The Ohio Fairness Act had its last hearing on Feb. 4, 2020 in the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee.


05.13.20 - Rep Skindell, House Democrats Blast House Republicans For Failure To Provide A Safe Workplace


COLUMBUS—State Representative Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) today issued a statement following a House floor session where all members were not socially distanced as the health experts recommend and where only a few of the Republican members were wearing masks.


05.07.20 - Rep. Skindell Introduces Resolution To Require Wearing Of Masks During House Committees And Session


COLUMBUS – State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) today introduced a resolution to amend the Ohio House Rules to require all persons over the age of two, including any member, to cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering while attending a meeting of the House or meeting of any standing committee, subcommittee or select committee of the House.  Exceptions would be made for a person unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition or the person is otherwise exempted by the Ohio Department of Health guidance. 


05.06.20 - Rep. Skindell, House Democrats Reject An Amendment To Strip ODH Of Power During A Pandemic


COLUMBUS—State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:  


02.18.20 - Rep. Skindell Named AMVETS Dept. Of Ohio 2019 Legislator Of The Year


COLUMBUS - State Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) was presented this past weekend with a “2019 Legislator of the Year Award” in appreciation for his outstanding service, support  and leadership in government on behalf of Ohio’s veterans.


01.31.20 - Reps. Skindell, Crawley Give Sponsor Testimony On Providing Modifications To The Earned Income Tax Credit


COLUMBUS— State Reps. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) provided sponsor testimony on Tuesday before the House Ways and Means Committee for House Bill (HB) 114, which would modify the State’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), making it partially refundable.


10.16.19 - Rep. Skindell Introduces Bipartisan Ohio Fairness Act


State Reps. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Brett Hillyer (R-Uhrichsville) today introduced the Ohio Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation to modernize state law to bar discrimination against LGBTQ Ohioans in employment, housing and public accommodations. 


10.01.19 - Skindell, Dem Lawmakers Urge Action On Ohio Fairness Act


House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) joined Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and Equality Ohio today to urge action on the Ohio Fairness Act to protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations.


08.22.19 - Rep. Skindell Announces Ohio Promise Town Hall


State Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) today announced a town hall meeting on August 28, 2019 at Lakewood Main Public Library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Lakewood.


07.03.19 - Skindell, Cuyahoga Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day


Cuyahoga County House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.


03.07.19 - Rep. Skindell Applauds Historic Increase In State Investments In Public Transit


State Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) today applauded the Ohio House for including a historic increase to public transit funding to $100 million per year in the State Transportation Budget, Substitute House Bill 62 (Sub. HB 62). This commitment increases the state’s investments in public transit, which has been one of the lowest in the nation for nearly twenty years.

“I am pleased that the Ohio House made a significant commitment to greater public transit funding in the transportation bill,” said Skindell. “This investment recognizes that we need to create a transportation system that addresses Ohio’s changing demographics and transportation preferences, links people to jobs and training opportunities, and provides access to businesses and healthcare.”


02.20.19 - Dem Lawmakers Call For Investments In Public Transportation


State Reps. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) today held a Statehouse press conference announcing legislation to increase state investments in public transportation. Ohio currently ranks near the bottom among states for public transportation funding.


02.19.19 - Dem Lawmakers To Call For Investments In Public Transportation


State Reps. Mike Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) will hold a press conference tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, at 11:00 a.m. in the Senate Press Room at the Ohio Statehouse to announce legislation that would increase state investments in public transportation. Ohio currently ranks near the bottom among states for public transportation funding.