Senator Michael Skindell sworn into office to represent Ohio's 23rd Senate District.
Senator Michael Skindell sworn into office to represent Ohio's 23rd Senate District.
 Senator Michael Skindell gives sponsor testimony in the Financial Institutions Committee.
Senator Michael Skindell gives sponsor testimony in the Financial Institutions Committee.
 Senator Michael Skindell participates in a Press Conference at the Ohio Senate.
Senator Michael Skindell participates in a Press Conference at the Ohio Senate.
 

Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) was elected to serve Lakewood, Cleveland and Ohio's 23rd Senate District in November, 2010. He comes from the Ohio House of Representatives, where he served four terms as the Representative for Ohio's 13th House District. After graduating cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business and political science from Walsh College, Skindell earned his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He represented the people of Lakewood as a Councilman at Large between 1998 and 2002.

 
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VIDEO: Senator Skindell honored the culinary team from Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights.
Senator Skindell honored Army Specialist Angel Luis Lopez who died on October 5th when his unit was attacked by a group of enemy forces in Afghanistan.

03.31.14 - Senator Skindell Introduces Legislation To Ban The Use Of Microbeads In Ohio

 

Columbus—Senator Michael J. Skindell announced the introduction of Senate Bill 304, legislation that would ban the use of microbeads in Ohio.. Used in personal care and beauty products such as facial scrubs, body washes, toothpaste and hand soaps, these particles, coated with toxins like PCBs are being deposited into Lake Erie causing harm to the water and marine life.

 

 
 

02.06.14 - Senator Skindell Called A "True Liberal Of The Buckeye State"

 

Columbus – State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) is proud that a national ratings guide for state legislators has recognized his record of standing up for seniors, working families and voting rights.  This week the American Conservative Union (ACU), which includes Grover Norquist as a board member, ranked Senator Skindell as a “True Liberal of the Buckeye State” based on his voting record in 2013.

 
 

01.28.14 - Senator Skindell Introduces Legislation To Protect Ohio's Disabled From Abuse And Neglect

 

Columbus—A 2013 three-part investigative series by Ron Regan of WEWS in Cleveland, prompted Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) to introduce Senate Bill 270 today to protect Ohio’s disabled population from abuse and neglect.

 
 

12.18.13 - Senators Skindell And Tavares Introduce Legislation To Ensure Fairness In Filing Ohio Tax Returns

 

Columbus –Today, State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced legislation, SB 259, to allow married same-sex couples to file joint state income tax returns. As the result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, married same-sex couples can file joint federal income tax returns, but they are denied that same right by the Ohio Department of Taxation when filing state income tax returns.

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 23

 
Counties: Cuyahoga (part)
 

Contact Senator Skindell

 
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-5123
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Background

 
Hometown : Lakewood
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2011; State Representative, 2003-2010; Lakewood City Councilman, 1998-2002


Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Eligible to run for another four-year term