Michael Ashford

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Michael Ashford
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Ohio House of Representatives District 44
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska-Omaha
Master'sSpring Arbor University
Personal
ProfessionVice President of Urban Affairs for YMCA/JCC
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael 'Mike' Ashford is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Ashford is currently serving as Minority Whip.

Biography

Ashford earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and his master's degree from Spring Arbor University. Ashford is currently the Vice President of Urban Affairs for YMCA/JCC. He served on the Toledo City Council from 2002 to 2007.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ashford served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Appropriations
Insurance
Public Utilities

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ashford served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Incumbent Michael Ashford was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John Insco was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ashford defeated Insco in the general election.[1]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 44 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Ashford Incumbent 81.3% 17,362
     Republican John Insco 18.7% 3,984
Total Votes 21,346

2012

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ashford won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 44. Ashford was unopposed in the March 6 Democratic primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Ashford Incumbent 100% 42,141
Total Votes 42,141

2010

See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ashford defeated Carolyn Eyre (R) and Schylar Meadows (I) in the November 2 general election.[6]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 48
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Ashford (D) 20,506 76.59%
Carolyn Eyre (R) 4,888 18.26%
Schylar Meadows (I) 1,380 5.15%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ashford is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ashford raised a total of $202,034 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 2, 2013.[7]

Michael Ashford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 44 Won $118,983
2010 Ohio State House, District 48 Won $83,051
Grand Total Raised $202,034

2012

Ashford won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Ashford raised a total of $118,983.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Ashford's campaign in 2012
AFSCME$11,544
Maltz, David$11,500
United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada$10,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$5,188
United Association Local 50 Plumbers Steamfitters PCE$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$118,983
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ashford won election to the Ohio State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Ashford raised a total of $83,051.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 130th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 7 to December 31. In 2014, the 130th Ohio General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.[8] In 2012, the 129th Ohio General Assembly was in session from January 3 through December 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on women’s issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on middle class.
  • Innovation Ohio: 129th General Assembly - Votes on legislation supported by Governor Kasich
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bill's introduced at Governor Kasich’s urging or that had his vocal support.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Senators are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Representatives are scored based on how they voted on issues of priority to members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting Ohio's business community.

Personal

Ashford and his wife, Ruth, currently reside in Toledo, Ohio.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives - District 44
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Edna Brown (D)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 48
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Kirk Schuring (R)