John (Jay) Ashcroft
Secretary of StateMissouri
John (Jay) AshcroftSecretary of State
John Robert "Jay" Ashcroft (born July 12, 1973) is an American attorney, engineer, and politician serving as the 40th Secretary of State of Missouri. As Secretary of State, Ashcroft has pushed for stricter voter ID laws. He has made unsubstantiated claims about the extent of voter fraud.