(State Senator, Democrat)

Senator Skindell serves Ohio’s 23rd Senate District and sits as the ranking minority member on the Senate Finance Committee. He also sits on the Senate Agriculture, Senate Energy & Natural Resources, Senate Judiciary, and Senate Government Oversight and Reform committees. Additionally, he serves on the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. In 2015, Sen. Skindell was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Legislator Award by the Central Ohio Association for Justice.

After graduating with a B.A. in Business and Political Science from Walsh College, Sen. Skindell earned his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He then served as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General. Sen. Skindell is a co-sponsor of private “ban-the-box” legislation, as well as legislation to prohibit fees for correcting criminal justice information, to abolish the death penalty, and to provide a procedure for certain youthful sex offenders to petition for removal from the sex offender registry.