John R. Ashcroft
Secretary of StateMissouri
John R. 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 pushed for stricter voter identification laws, making several unsubstantiated claims about the extent of voter fraud, supported an investigation into Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, and supported Republican efforts to block Medicaid expansion after voters decided in favor of it.
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