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 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
 
 
 
 

08.22.16 - Rep. Ashford: University Of Toledo To Receive Over $500,000 For Facility Upgrades

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $565,516 in state funds to University of Toledo (UT) for major renovations and upgrades across main campus and some on health science campus, including elevator replacements, ADA improvements, HVAC and window replacements.   

“I am pleased to see the state’s continued investment in Toledo’s world-class higher education facility,” said Ashford. “These renovations will ensure all students are receiving their education in a comfortable, high-quality, ADA-friendly environment. I look forward to completion of these upgrades and the positive impact it will on the entire university community.”

 
 

08.09.16 - Ashford: NOPH Receives State Support For Certified Psychiatric Health Care Professionals

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) recently announced the release of $592,800 in state funds to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for a contract with LocumTenens.Com LLC to assist in hiring  mental health care professionals to provide services at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH) in Lucas County.

 
 

07.11.16 - Rep. Ashford Announces State Investment To Help UT Upgrade Outdated Energy Systems

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $1,448,700 in state dollars to University of Toledo (UT) for the Campus Energy Cost Reduction project. The second phase of the ongoing project includes installing digital controllers to new motion sensors and replacing old pneumatic thermostats with newer digital models. Together, the upgrades in energy systems will help the university reduce its energy consumption and utility costs while boosting air quality and allowing for better temperature regulation. 

 
 

06.20.16 - Lucas County To Receive A Half Million For Highway Safety On Interstate Route 75

 

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $529,953 in state funds to help maintain safe passage for travelers and prevent vehicle collisions during the major widening project on Interstate Route (IR) 75 in Lucas County. The funds will help pay for permanent concrete barriers along the interstate.  

“Safety has to be the number one priority during any major construction project,” said Ashford. “I am pleased that the state has invested wisely to ensure Northwest Ohioans can continue to travel safely along our major highway.”

 
 
 
Representative Mike Ashford
District 44
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1401
Fax      (614) 719-6948
Email Representative Ashford
 
Hometown : Toledo
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term