Ashley Hinson

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Ashley Hinson

State Representative from Iowa's 67th District
Assumed office 
January 9, 2017
Preceded by Kraig Paulson

Born June 27, 1983
Des Moines, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Matthew Hinson
Children Two
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation News anchor, reporter, producer

Ashley Hinson (born June 27, 1983) is a reporter, news anchor, and state representative from Iowa's 67th district. A conservative Republican, Hinson successfully ran in 2020 for the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa's 1st congressional district to unseat Democrat freshman Abby Finkenauer.

Iowa House of Representatives

Hinson voted along with her party line in March 2017 to enact statewide voter ID in Iowa.[1]

In May 2018, Hinson voted along with the majority of Republicans in favor of a Heartbeat bill that would prohibit abortion the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected.[2]

Hinson voted in April 2019 to allow the carrying of self-protective stun guns on college campuses in Iowa.[3]

Hinson voted on March 10, 2020 to expand the use of medical marijuana as a means to help treat those with PTSD and severe autism.[4]

2020 U.S. House election in Iowa's 1st district

It was announced in May 2019 that Hinson had officially filed her paperwork to run for the United States House of Representatives from Iowa's 1st district.[5] She is endorsed by Republicans Kim Reynolds and Adam Gregg,[6] respectively the current governor and lieutenant governor of Iowa. In addition, Donald Trump tweeted in May 2020 his endorsement of Hinson.[7]

Republican primary

Hinson won the Republican primary election to face Finkenauer in the general election.[8]

General election

As votes were being counted on Election Night, Hinson began to lead by a small but clear margin, and was quickly declared the winner of the race.[9] She garnered 51% of the vote compared to Finkenauer's 49%.[10]

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