Senator Skindell Called A "True Liberal Of The Buckeye State"
Ranking shows he stands up for seniors and working families

Columbus – State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) is proud that a national ratings guide for state legislators has recognized his record of standing up for seniors, working families and voting rights.  This week the American Conservative Union (ACU), which includes Grover Norquist as a board member, ranked Senator Skindell as a “True Liberal of the Buckeye State” based on his voting record in 2013.
“I consider the ACU’s rating a badge of honor,” said Senator Skindell.  “It shows I have fought to protect people’s privacy, opposed shifting the state’s tax burden from the wealthy to seniors and working families, and voted against restrictive voting measures.”
The ACU based its rating on nine votes in the Ohio Senate during the 2013 session.  The votes included: the state budget (HB 59) that raised the state sales tax and eliminated the homestead exemption for some seniors, legislation that places new restrictions on absentee ballots (SB 205) and a bill that creates a statewide voter database (SB 200) without adequate privacy safeguards.  Senator Skindell voted against these extreme measures.

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