Brad Ashford
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Brad Ashford

Republican

American politician

Omaha, Nebraska
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Brad Ashford

American politician
Summary
Experience
Funding
71
Years of Age
2
Years of Experience
NEResidence (state)

John Bradley Ashford (born November 10, 1949) is an American politician who served in the Nebraska Legislature and the United States House of Representatives from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district. After serving in the state legislature from 1987 to 1995, Ashford ran for the Republican nomination in Nebraska's 2nd congressional district, but was defeated. He returned to the state legislature in 2007 and served until 2015 when he successfully ran for the House of Representatives against incumbent Representative Lee Terry. After serving in the House of Representatives for two years he was defeated by Don Bacon and was later defeated in the Democratic primary in 2018 when he ran to reclaim his House seat.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 4)  
Leadership Omaha, Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Graduated
1988
School of Law, Creighton University
JD
1971 - 1974
Colgate University
BA History
1968 - 1971
University of Nebraska
Certificate Dispute Resolution

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 14)  
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2014 - 2016
Adjunct Law Professor
Creighton University School of Law
2017 - Current
Attorney
Bradford and Coenen, Limited Liability Corporation
1975 - 2012
President
Nebraska Solutions
2009 - Current
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Omaha Housing Authority
2002 - 2006
Vice President
Discoverwhy.com
1998 - 2003
Co-Owner
Nebraska Clothing Company
1993 - Current
President
Bugeaters, Incorporated
1993 - Current
Judge
Nebraska Court of Industrial Relations
1984 - 1986
Hearing Examiner
Nebraska Department of Education
1983 - 1984
Attorney
General Counsel's Office, Federal Highway Administration
1974 - 1975
Former Employee
Roman Hruska, United States Senate
Former Stocker
Nebraska Clothing Company
Founding Member
Metropolitan Entertainment Convention Authority (MECA) Board

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 30)  
Member
Augustana Lutheran Church
Current
Executive Director
Omaha Housing Authority
2004
Co-Founder
Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Fomer Member
Joslyn Castle Advisory Board
Former Board Member
Metropolitan Omaha Convention Sports Entertainment Authority
Former Board Member
RACECO
Former Board Member
Downtown Omaha, Incorporated
Former Chair
Omaha Housing Authority
Former Member
Phi Beta Kappa, Colgate University
Former Member
Nebraska Bar Association
Former Member
Advisory Board, Salvation Army
Former Member
Westside High School Open Enrollment Committee
Former Member
Pi Beta Kappa
Former Member
Omaha Suburban Rotary
Former Member
Nebraska Bar Foundation
Former Member
Minnesota Bar Association
Former Member
American Bar Association
Former Member
American Arbitration Association
Former Member
Omaha Bar Association
Former Vice President
Old Market Association
Member
Problem Solvers Caucus
Current
Member
Unified Solutions Caucus
Current
Former Board Member
Downtown Business Improvement District
Former Member
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Armed Services Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Efficiency Committee, Douglas County
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Nutrition, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, United States House of Representatives

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
20
18
$568,551
Total Raised
$569,279
Total Spent
$0
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics