Rep. Ashford gives testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee.
Rep. Ashford gives testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee.
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 Rep. Ashford consults with Reps. Winburn and O'Brien during session
Rep. Ashford consults with Reps. Winburn and O'Brien during 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 during House Session
Rep. Ashford during House Session
 Rep. Ashford speaks with Rep. Sykes during House session
Rep. Ashford speaks with Rep. Sykes 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 speaks on the House Floor
Rep. Ashford speaks on the House Floor
 Rep. Ashford speaking during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaking during House Session
Rep. Ashford and Rep. Szollosi
Rep. Ashford and Rep. Szollosi
 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 discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford and Rep. O'Brien pose for a picture
Rep. Ashford and Rep. O'Brien pose for a picture
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "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
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "Day of Action"
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus "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 speaks at the OLBC "Day of Action"
Rep. Ashford speaks at the OLBC "Day of Action"
 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
 Reps. Ashford and Phillips
Reps. Ashford and Phillips
House Session
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 discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
 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 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 attends a Women's Rights rally
Rep. Ashford attends a Women's Rights rally
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 during Joint Session
Rep. Ashford during Joint Session
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 Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
Rep. Ashford Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
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
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Ashford discusses the Budget Bill
 Reps. Ashford and Winburn
Reps. Ashford and Winburn
 Rep. Ashford
Rep. Ashford
Reps. Ashford and Milkovich during House Session
Reps. Ashford and Milkovich during House Session
 House Session
House Session
 Rep. Ashford speaks during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaks during House Session
 
Minority Whip Michael Ashford (D-44th District) is serving his third term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He proudly represents more than 116,000 constituents in a district wholly within the city of Toledo. Community service has been a hallmark of Rep. Ashford's career. He is a native of Omaha, Nebraska who graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and has a Master’s Degree from Spring Arbor University. Rep. Ashford relocated to Toledo in 1988 as a Unit Director for the Homer Hannah Boys and Girls Club, and then later began working for the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo. He cur...
 
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Representative Ashford Serves In the Following Committees :

InsuranceLocal GovernmentPublic Utilities
 
 
 
 

05.16.16 - UT Receives State Funds To Transition University-created Technology To Market

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $100,000  in state funds to the University of Toledo (UT) for their Technology Validation and Start-up Fund project. The project provides grants to transition technology developed by UT into the marketplace. 

 
 

04.18.16 - Rep. Ashford: University Of Toledo Student Library To Undergo $2.6M Renovation

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $2,638,500 in state funds to University of Toledo (UT) for major renovations to the Carlson Library. The Academic Technology and Renovation project will make technology, infrastructure and environment upgrades to the third and fourth floors of UT’s main campus library. 

 
 

04.04.16 - Rep. Ashford: Psychiatric Hospital To Undergo Electrical Upgrades

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) recently announced the release of $45,947 in state funds for the replacement of multiple Air Handling Units at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Lucas County.

 
 

02.11.16 - Rep. Ashford: Defunding Planned Parenthood Puts Politics Over People

 

State Rep. Mike Ashford (D-Toledo) recently stood in opposition to House Bill 294 (HB 294), which passed the Ohio House during a concurrence vote yesterday along largely partisan lines. The legislation will implement restrictions that redirect public funds away from providers who perform or promote legal abortions in Ohio. The bill comes amid a national right-wing effort to defund Planned Parenthood, a move that could leave thousands of women in the Buckeye State with limited or no access to affordable preventative healthcare.

 
 
 
Representative Mike 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
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term