Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) was elected to serve Lakewood, Cleveland and Ohio’s 23rd Senate District in November 2010. He previously served four terms as the Representative for Ohio’s 13th House District.
Before his election to the Ohio Statehouse, 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.