Meet Ashley

As a news reporter, Ashley Hinson shared the stories of countless Iowans. Now running for Congress in Iowa’s 1st district, Ashley is honored to share hers.

Ashley is a current Iowa House representative, a former award-winning journalist and a proud mom. An Iowa native, Ashley is the first woman to represent Iowa’s 67th district, which covers Hiawatha, Robins, Cedar Rapids and Marion, where she currently resides. Ashley has worked successfully to balance the budget, cut taxes and protect the most vulnerable in her community. A firm believer in common sense leadership, she has worked across the aisle to help fund school infrastructure while providing direct property tax relief to Iowans. Her tireless advocacy for Iowa families has also helped secure increased aid for K-12 education and additional funding for rural hospitals and mental health facilities.

Prior to serving in the Iowa House, Ashley was a reporter for KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids. For more than a decade, she had the opportunity to connect with Iowa’s small business owners and community leaders. Ashley’s extensive reporting on rising health care costs, devastating flooding and other critical issues impacting Eastern Iowa drove her to want to serve her community.

During her time as a reporter, Ashley earned recognition as a two-time Midwest regional Emmy award, an RTDNA Health Reporting Fellow and a Waypoint Tribute to Women Honoree. She received her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California before returning home to Iowa to work and raise a family.

Ashley is an active member of her community. She currently belongs to the Antioch Christian Church, and she is a member of March of Dimes, Young Parents Network and the National Council and Youth Leadership.

Together, Ashley and her husband Matt are raising their two sons.  Her children drive her every day to fight for a better community and stronger economy for all Iowa families.