Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) was elected to represent Ohio’s 13th House District in November 2018. He has also served two terms in the Ohio Senate, and four previous terms in the Ohio House.
Skindell is ranking member on the House Finance Subcommittee on Transportation. He serves on the full Finance, Civil Justice, Economic and Workforce Development, and State and Local Government Committees as well.
Before his election to the Ohio General Assembly, Skindell represented the city of Lakewood for five years as a Councilman At Large. As a Lakewood Councilperson, he was successful in passing legislation to protect buildings that have architectural or historical significance to the city. He also brought forward the measure to establish an off-leash dog park.
As an attorney, Skindell also served as an Assistant Attorney General with the state of Ohio, fought for the health and welfare of seniors by providing legal representation to the Director of Health and before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.
Skindell graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Political Science from Walsh College in 1983. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1987.
Michael Skindell is a member of the executive committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, the Lakewood Democratic Club and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. He was a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and served as an alternate delegate in 2000.