Who is Ashley Aune?
Ashley Aune is a small business owner, life-long Kansas Citian and proud Northlander. As first-time candidate, Ashley is focused on supporting public schools and educators, ensuring Northland families have access to good-paying jobs and affordable healthcare, and fighting for a more ethical and transparent state government. A member of Moms Demand Action and Northland Progress, Ashley is proud to be endorsed by outgoing Rep. Matt Sain, House Minority Leader Crystal Quade and organizations like Run to Win, Emily's List, The Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus, Missouri AFL-CIO and many others. When she's not running her marketing agency or talking with voters about her campaign, Ashley spends time with her husband, step-daughter, and two big rescue dogs. Click HERE to begin making calls.
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As a product of public education and stepmom to a 5th grader, I’ve witnessed and experienced the benefits of effective, well-funded public education. The most valuable gift you can give a child is education, and it's our responsibility to give Northland students every opportunity to succeed.
Under current leadership, our state legislature has continuously prioritized short-sighted tax cuts—which overwhelmingly benefit corporations and the wealthy—at the expense of public education funding. The COVID19 pandemic has further impacted our state's revenue structures, and Governor Parson has once again slashed hundreds of million in funding from our public schools.
Our children deserve better. If elected, I will stand up for our students, support educators, and fight to fully fund public education every chance I get.
I’m a small business owner. Over the course of my career, my employment has ranged from freelance to full-time—and everything in between. I’ve been uninsured, under-insured and fully insured. There were years I could barely pay my monthly premium and years I simply couldn't afford to be insured at all.
My experience is not unique. Our healthcare system is undeniably broken, and the COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the vast inequities and roadblocks Americans face every day in the pursuit of affordable healthcare for themselves and their families.
Missourians deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare—without the stress and financial burdens too many families endure. In order to achieve this, we need to pass Medicaid expansion and truly address the impact healthcare costs have on our economy.
Missouri families face threats big and small each and every day. Whether it's gun violence and crime or the opioid epidemic, food insecurity and inequality—you deserve a representative who sees your challenges and is willing to address them head-on.
I’m a proud member of Moms Demand Action, and I believe that a common-sense approach to legislation which supports responsible gun ownership is a key component of protecting our families. Additionally, it’s imperative that we reduce the burdens on families which lead to unfavorable outcomes. This includes supporting our first responders, creating a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to address the opioid epidemic, offering community resources to families struggling financially and passing legislation that ensures equality for marginalized groups.
As a wife and stepmom, one of my top priorities is guaranteeing the safety of all Northland families. I will work to ensure families across the 14th District have good-paying jobs, safe communities, and accessible, affordable healthcare.