SACRAMENTO – Today, Angelique Ashby announced that she has submitted paperwork to officially file to run for State Senate District 8. If elected, she would be the first woman elected to represent the Sacramento region in the State Legislature in 20 years.
“I’ve spent over 10 years fighting for families and for our region on the Sacramento City Council and I’m excited to take that fight to the State Senate,” said Angelique Ashby. “Our region deserves a state senator who cares deeply about the people who live here, and who will fight for gender parity, equal pay and opportunity for all.”
Ashby currently represents Sacramento City Council District 1 and serves as Vice Mayor of the City of Sacramento. Prior to her election to City Council, Ashby was the president of her neighborhood association and owned a consulting firm with her father that focused on helping large agencies implement programs to help serve populations facing extraordinary barriers to success (e.g., foster youth, parolees, incarcerated individuals, and families in the child welfare system.)
Ashby is a graduate of Sacramento High School and obtained her B.A in Sociology with an emphasis on Law and Society from the University of California at Davis and her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law – all as a single mom who had to navigate food stamps, subsidized childcare and affordable housing for her and her son in Sacramento.
Ashby and her husband Zac, who is an emergency room nurse at a downtown hospital, live in Natomas with their two youngest children.
Senate District 8 includes the cities of Sacramento and Elk Grove, and most of Sacramento County.