Michael Skindell is serving his second term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 23rd Senate District. He was elected to the Senate in 2010, and re-elected in 2014, after having served four consecutive 2-year terms in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2002-2010. As a Legislator, Skindell has advocated for greater consumer protections, affordable prescription drugs and utility costs, protection of the environment, economic opportunities for working families and the poor, universal health care and the development of Ohio's renewable energy resources. Michael Skindell was recognized as the 2004 Environmental Legislator of the Year by the Ohio Environmental Council. He represented the people of Lakewood as a Councilman at Large between 1998 and 2002. As a member of Council. Michael Skindell graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Political Science from Walsh College in 1983. In 1987, he graduated with a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.