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Ann Ashford for Congress
Ann Ferlic Ashford is a lifelong Omahan, and she is running for Congress because she believes elected representatives need to put Nebraska ahead of Washington politics. She is a pragmatic problem solver who knows what it takes to achieve real results.
She is an attorney, human resources professional, and healthcare leader, who will use her experience to stand up for all families, defend the Affordable Care Act, expand Medicaid, and ensure hardworking families can continue to thrive and raise their children in Nebraska. Just like Ann did.
The daughter of a Vietnam era Navy Veteran and a nurse, Ann understands the importance of supporting our troops abroad and making sure they have the care and resources they need when they return home. She also understands the needs of their family members and the priority that must be placed on meeting those needs. After the Navy, Ann’s father moved the family back to Omaha to begin his surgical practice and later performed the first heart transplant in Nebraska. It was her entire family’s deep commitment to helping others that inspired Ann to find her own path in a life of public service.
In addition to her work, Ann has served on a number of boards, including Planned Parenthood, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Inclusive Communities, and the Institute for Career Advancement Needs. She worked with Joining Forces during 2015 and 2016 to bring educational initiatives to training programs for health professionals at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and she worked with healthcare providers in the Omaha region to expand Veterans Choice provider panels.
Ann graduated from Omaha’s Westside High School, and graduated from both the University of Notre Dame and Creighton University School of Law. She and her husband, former Congressman Brad Ashford, are proud to have raised three children in Omaha.