Rep. Ashford gives testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee.
Rep. Ashford gives testimony during Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee.
 Rep. Ashford Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
Rep. Ashford Presenting Resolution to Central Catholic High School
 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 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
 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Day of Action
 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 speaks during House Session
Rep. Ashford speaks during House Session
 
 
Minority Whip Michael Ashford (D-44th District) is serving his second 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 cu...
 
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10.10.14 - Rep. Ashford, Regional Lawmakers Urge JobsOhio To Consider Advanced Manufacturing Needs, Preserve Jeep Production

 

Today, Toledo-area State Reps. Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon), Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Mike Ashford (D-Toledo) called on the state’s economic development agency, JobsOhio, to meet the demands of the growing advanced manufacturing industry by considering facility upgrades necessary to accommodate the potential Wrangler design change suggested last week by Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne.

 
 

08.08.14 - Rep. Ashford, Lake Erie Democrats Urge Immediate State Action To Restore Health Of Great Lake, Safety Of Water

 

Today, Ohio House Democrats from along the Lake Erie shoreline discussed a series of policy proposals to stop the region’s toxic algal blooms and to prevent future public health emergencies, like last weekend’s Toledo water crisis. 

 
 

07.01.14 - Rep. Ashford: Tax Hikes, Funding Cuts From Last Year's Budget Taking Hold

 

On Tuesday, House Democratic Whip and State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo)  marked the start of the state’s new fiscal year and the one-year anniversary of the largest General Revenue Fund budget in state history. Gov. Kasich signed the last state budget bill on June 30, 2013. At the time, House Democrats stood in opposition to the budget, saying the toxic mix of tax hikes on working and middle class Ohioans and funding cuts to schools and communities would not create the economic opportunity Kasich and his Republican colleagues promised. 

 
 
 
Representative Mike Ashford
District 44
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1401
Fax      (614) 719-6948
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Leadership Position : Minority Whip
Hometown : Toledo
Party : Democrat
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Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Eligible to run for another term