Columbus - 
State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) was sworn into office Monday to represent Lakewood, Cleveland and the 23rd District in the Ohio Senate. Senator Skindell previously served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2003 to 2010. "It is an honor for me to continue to serve the people of northeastern Ohio as State Senator for the 23rd Ohio Senate District," said Senator Skindell. "Our focus in the 129th General Assembly will continue to be protecting working people, students and senior citizens." As a member of the Ohio General Assembly, Senator Skindell has advocated for greater consumer protection, affordable prescription drugs and utility costs, preserving the environment, economic opportunities for working families and the poor, universal health care and the development of Ohio's renewable energy resources.
 
 
 
  
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Senator Skindell Says There Is No Need To Close Lakewood Hospital

 

Columbus – Today, State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) is calling on Lakewood City Council to reject plans to close Lakewood Hospital in 2016.  Speaking at a city council meeting last night, Senator Skindell said there was no need to close Lakewood Hospital and called the closure plans misguided.



 
 

Senator Skindell Testifies To Establish Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month

 

Today, Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) presented sponsor testimony before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Senate Bill 51, legislation to designate the month of May as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Month in Ohio. 



 
 

Senator Skindell Opposes Planned Closing Of Lakewood Hospital

 

Columbus – Today, Ohio Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) called on Lakewood City Officials and the Lakewood Hospital Association to stop plans to close Lakewood Hospital.  Lakewood residents joined Senator Skindell for a press conference outside the hospital to voice their support for keeping the facility open.



 
 

Ohio Senate Passes Legislation To Honor Fallen Hero From Cleveland

 

Columbus – Today, the Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 352, a highway-naming bill to honor fallen heroes from across the state including Army Specialist Angel L. Lopez of Cleveland.  At the request of Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville), the bill was amended to designate a portion of Interstate 71 within the corporation limits of Cleveland as the “Specialist Angel L. Lopez Memorial Highway.”