Skindell is a member of the Board of Single-Payer Action Network Ohio, the Executive Committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, the Boards of Trustees of Barton Senior Center and Westerly Senior Apartments, and the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers.
He is a past president of the Lakewood Jaycees, and past Chairman of Lakewood Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development Block Grant. He is a former Ohio Assistant Attorney General, and former member of Lakewood City Council. In 2004, he received the award for Ohio Environmental Council Public Servant of the Year.
Currently in his third term, he serves as Ranking Minority Member of the Finance and Appropriations committee. He is also a member of the State Government & Elections and Judiciary committees.
After his recovery, he jumped into action by introducing legislation that would require children under 18 to wear bicycle helmets. The legislation also included a method to raise funds for low-income families from $25 fines. If the legislation becomes law, it will join 20 other states and District of Columbia with bicycle helmet requirements for children.
Mitchell out after one House term; Heard far ahead: East Side Democrat from 26 th District loses amid legal, political troubles.
May 03, 2006; Byline: Jim Siegel May 3--Facing a recent string of legal troubles and a lack of county Democratic Party support, state Rep. Mike...