BENSALEM, PA – The largest progressive group of Veterans in America, VoteVets PAC, is today endorsing Ashley Ehasz to be the next Member of Congress from Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District.
“Ashley is tough, driven, and will stand up for the people of Bucks and Montgomery Counties and our country,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets PAC. “As we saw recently when the GOP played games with default and tried to gut Veterans care, the Republican Party has gone off the rails, and not a single Member of the Republican caucus is willing to stand up for us. They’re too scared. When Ashley Ehasz gets to Congress, the people of the First District will have a blunt truth-teller and a fighter. We’re proud to endorse her in this key race.”
Ashley Ehasz is a U.S. Army Veteran and Apache helicopter pilot. She grew up in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and at the age of 17, with a waiver in hand, she joined the Army, seeing that as her best option to afford her college education. If elected, Ashley would be the first woman serving in Congress to have graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Upon graduating West Point, Ashley was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant within the U.S. Army Aviation branch. Her first duty station was Fort Rucker, Alabama, where she attended flight school. While there, she trained to become an AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter pilot, and
graduated in January 2012 as the only woman in her Apache class.
From there, she went on to serve overseas, deploying as a platoon leader, then later as a battalion logistics officer and pilot-in-command in Kuwait and Iraq. Shortly following her promotion to Captain, Ashley went on to command two aviation companies out of Fort Riley, Kansas, and then deployed to South Korea in 2017.
After her service, Ashley used her G.I. Bill to get her Master’s degree from the University of Oxford. During Ashley worked as a policy writer and project coordinator to implement the CARES Act for county government. She lives in Bensalem, PA.