Mike Skindell (Democrat)
|Education||Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio Juris Doctorate, May, 1987 Moot Court Board of Governors Class Rank: top quartile Walsh University, Canton, Ohio Bachelor of Arts, cum laude in Political Science and Business, 1983 Dean’s List; Walsh College Scholarship; Dorm Council; Activities Council; Student Academic Representative|
|Employer||Ohio Senate - January, 2011-present|
Friedman, Domiano & Smith, Cleveland, Associate Attorney - December, 1999-present
|Time in area||22 years in Lakewood.|
|Reasons for running||I'm running to restore balance to the Ohio Supreme Court.|
During the 25 years I have been involved in public service, I have always put people first.
As a judge, I will be impartial and fair.
As a lawmaker, my legislative record is an open book. I have been a voice for working and middle class families, high quality education for all children and lower tuition for college students and their families. I voted against Senate Bill 5, the unfair, unsafe law that hurt us all.
During my public service, I have supported voting rights, affordable health care and lower prescription drug costs for the elderly. And I have worked for reasonable gas and electric rates, greater consumer protections, the environment and the development of Ohio’s renewable energy resources.
|Priorities||Restoring balance to the Ohio Supreme Court.|
Making sure that everyone has an equal voice before the court.
As an attorney, I fought against injustice. As a legislator in the Ohio House and now in the Ohio Senate, I have been a voice against injustice. And as a member of the Ohio Supreme Court, I will stand up against injustice.
|Qualifications||I have served on numerous committees in the House and Senate, including the Finance committees that write state budgets.|
I have been named legislator of the year by groups representing children, pediatrics, mental health and the environment.
I have been in private law practice since 1999. For ten years prior, I was a hearing officer for the Ohio Department of Health where I presided over rulings to protect the elderly in nursing homes, the disabled in group homes, improve living conditions for migrant farm workers and ensure the milk supply was sanitary.
|Positions on the issues||As a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court, I cannot comment on issues, however, my legislative record outlined above is an open book.|
|Offices Sought||Lakewood City Council - 1997, 1999, 2001|
Ohio House - 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
Ohio Senate - 2010
|Offices Held||Ohio House member - January, 2003-December, 2010|
Lakewood City Council - January, 1998-December, 2002