Candidate Profile
Ashley Henley

Republican , Mississippi


Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

Empower Mississippi, 2016:  A
Americans for Prosperity MS, 2016:  94%
American Conservative Union MS (ACU-MS), 2018:  89%, 82% (cum.)
Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC), 2019:  C, C (cum.)



Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union MS (ACLU), 2018:  50%




Other Information

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

No circumstances


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Keep government out of the way

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Remove restrictions such as burdensome occupational licenses and barriers to entry into the marketplace such as bureaucratic agency rules

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Remove restrictions to access, Promote healthcare plans across state lines, Encourage more options with varying levels of coverage based on consumer preferences

National Security

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Biblical values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The Founders carefully drafted the Constitution according to their belief that man, guided by his morals rooted in spiritual faith, should determine his path on Earth with as little government interference as possible. In addition, man, being fallen and fallible, should not be able to amass power using a heavy handed government as a tool for evil.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

All things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to his purpose.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Constitutional History 13 years as a public school teacher Spouse of a disabled veteran, former combat soldier in OIF/OEF campaigns Mother of a teenage boy One term served in the Mississippi House of Representatives

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: (901)647-6255

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Sincerely seeking to engage others in our political process to work together to preserve our liberty

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, Master's, 2006
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, Bachelor's, 2002
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, Mississippi, Associate's, 2000
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • DeSoto County Republican Women, Member
  • DeSoto County Republican Club, Member
  • SouthPoint Church, Member
  • Mississippi House of Representatives, District 40, Held 4

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