Angelique (Angelique) V. Ashby (D-08)

State Senator Angelique Ashby

Angelique (Angelique) V. Ashby (D-08)
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Capitol: 916.651.4008
FAX: 916.651.4908
District: 916.651.1529
Senator
Suite 7320 State Capitol 1021 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-4900
2251 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA 95822
Residence:Natomas, CA

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Bio

Senator Ashby was elected in 2022 representing Sacramento and Elk Grove. Angelique originally enter public life when she first ran for Sacramento City Council over a decade ago, she was told that she couldn't make a difference because she was "just a mom." She proved the naysayers wrong. The only woman on the council for over six years, the first-ever in history to give birth while in office, and the only person to serve as Vice Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem for seven years - Angelique turned Sacramento into a city that works for more of us. Angelique's experience as a business owner, and a neighborhood activist, coupled with her earlier years as a single mother living in low-income housing, using food stamps and subsidized child care while attending law school and raising her son on her own gave her the perspective necessary to be an effective public leader. While serving on the Council, Angelique secured millions in funding to build schools, community centers, parks, and fire stations. She attracted a Fortune 500 company to Sacramento - bringing five thousand high-wage jobs to the region - fought for and advanced massive flood control improvements, and proposed the approved citywide plan to push forward solutions for unhoused community members, securing millions for programs serving women and children experiencing homelessness. Additionally, Senator Ashby passed policies fighting climate change at the local level, built the city's largest youth service program, and implemented state-leading police reforms like body cameras and Breonna's Law prohibiting no-knock warrants. She has championed diversity and equity and authored the entire suite of good governance reforms adopted by the Sacramento City Council, including the Ethics Commission. Angelique 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. Angelique and her husband Zac, who is an emergency room nurse at a downtown hospital, live in Natomas with their two youngest children, Tyus and Alia. Their adult son, Nate works in midtown Sacramento and lives in the Pocket Greenhaven community. Most importantly however, Senator Ashby is still known as "that mom from Natomas."

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Zac   
Counties Representing
Amador
Calaveras
Fresno
Inyo
Madera
Mariposa
Mono
Sacramento
Stanislaus
Tulare
Tuolumne