Legislative Member

Senator Michael Skindell was elected to serve Ohio’s 23rd Senate District in 2010. He is a member of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, as well as the Council of State Government's Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee. He is a member of the Board of Single Payer Action Network Ohio, which advocates for universal health care. He also serves on the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, the Lakewood Democratic Club and the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party.

He comes from the Ohio House of Representatives, where he served four terms as the Representative of Ohio's 13th House District. He served as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General under Attorney General Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr. He provided legal representation to the Director of Health and appeared before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. Between 1989 and 1999, he served as a hearing officer for the Ohio Department of Health, presiding over nearly 300 cases of resident abuse and rights violations in nursing homes. He also started a private practice that continues today, representing consumers.

He graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in business and political science from Walsh College and a law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.



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