Roy Ashburn
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Roy Ashburn

Republican

American politician

Bakersfield, California
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Roy Ashburn

American politician
Summary
Experience
67
Years of Age
20
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Roy Arthur Ashburn (born March 21, 1954) is an American politician from Kern County, California. A Republican, he served as a California State Senator from 2002 to 2010 representing the 18th district. He previously served three terms in the California State Assembly, representing the 32nd district and 12 years on the Kern County Board of Supervisors. He served on the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board from 2011 until February 2015, after having been appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.Although he had maintained a firm voting record against gay rights legislation, Ashburn acknowledged that he is gay in March 2010, and after coming out he increasingly spoke out on gay rights.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
California State University, Bakersfield
BA
1983
College of the Sequoias
Attended

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
Senator
California State Senate
2002 - 2010
Supervisor
Kern County
1984 - 1996
District Representative
Congressman William Thomas
1979 - 1983
Field Representative
Supervisor LeRoy Jackson
1972 - 1977
Owner
Roy Ashburn Signs
1969 - 1972

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 14)  
Chair
Republican United Precinct Organization
1988
Chair
Republican United Precinct Organization
1992
Chair
California State Association of Counties, Constitutional Committee
Director
Coalition for Property Rights
Director
Kern Transportation Foundation
Director
Future Bakersfield Foundation
Former Director
California State Association of Counties Board of Directors
Former President
San Joaquin Valley Supervisor's Association
Honorary Life Member
Kern Valley Exchange Club
President
Kern County Young Republicans
Trustee
Kern County Employees Retirement Association
Chair
Kern County Bush/Quayle
1988
President
Bakersfield Republican Assembly
1983
Vice Chair
Senate Republican Caucus