Ashley Elizabeth Hinson née Arenholz (born June 27, 1983) is an American politician and journalist who is the U.S. Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district. Her district comprises much of the northeast quadrant of the state, including Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and Dubuque.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Iowa's 1st district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Abby Finkenauer|
|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives|
from the 67th district
January 9, 2017 – January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Kraig Paulsen|
|Succeeded by||Eric Gjerde|
|Born||June 27, 1983|
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
|Education||University of Southern California (BA)|
A Republican, she was the Iowa State Representative for the 67th district from 2017 to 2021, the first woman to represent the 67th district. She won a seat in United States House of Representatives in the 2020 election, defeating incumbent Democrat Abby Finkenauer.
Early life, education, and careerEdit
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Hinson is a graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines and the University of Southern California, where she studied broadcast journalism. She is an alumna of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Hinson began her career as an anchor for KCRG-TV.
Iowa House of RepresentativesEdit
Hinson served on several committees in the Iowa House – the Judiciary committee; the Public Safety committee; and the Transportation committee, where she was chair. She also served on the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee.
U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit
The district, which encompasses 20 counties in northeastern Iowa, was flipped in the 2018 election. Hinson was announced as a "contender" by the National Republican Congressional Committee. She was endorsed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg. On June 2, 2020, Hinson won the Republican primary and beat incumbent Democrat Finkenauer in the November general election. Hinson focused her campaign on cutting taxes and building infrastructure.
|Democratic||Abby Finkenauer (incumbent)||201,347||48.7|
|Iowa House of Representatives General Election, 2018 |
|Republican hold||Ashley Hinson||Republican||8,593||52.0%|
|Iowa House of Representatives General Election, 2016 |
|Republican hold||Ashley Hinson||Republican||11,248||62.50%|
- "Representative Ashley Hinson". Retrieved December 30, 2020.
- Stabile, Angelica (November 9, 2020). "13 GOP women join the House, dominating congressional elections, making history". FOX News. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
- "Alumni: Ashley Hinson". Annenberg TV News. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- Carros, Adam (January 18, 2019). "Rep. Hinson considering run for Congress". KCRG-TV9. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- Rynard, Pat. "Ashley Hinson Files For 1st District Run Against Abby Finkenauer". Iowa Starting Line. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
- "Ashley Hinson". Ballotpedia. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
- "Gjerde and Hinson attack one another's record in TV ads". kcrg.com. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
- "Ashley Hinson, Abby Finkenauer raise $3 million in 2019 for Iowa's 1st District race". The Gazette. January 8, 2020. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
- "Hinson Turns in More Than Four Times the Required Signatures to be on the Ballot". February 25, 2020. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
- Staff, KCRG News. "Hinson wins 1st District Republican nomination, will face Finkenauer". kcrg.com. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
- "Hinson Tapped to Serve on House Appropriations Committee | Representative Ashley Hinson". hinson.house.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
- "Hinson Named To Key Appropriations Subcommittees | Representative Ashley Hinson". hinson.house.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
- "Hinson Selected to Serve on House Budget Committee | Representative Ashley Hinson". hinson.house.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
- "Official Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- "2016 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 131. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- Representative Ashley Hinson official U.S. House website
- Ashley Hinson at Iowa Legislature
- Campaign website
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Biography at Ballotpedia
|Iowa House of Representatives|
| Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 67th district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 1st congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority