John Bradley Ashford (November 10, 1949 – April 19, 2022) was an American politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Nebraska Legislature from 1987 until 1995 and again from 2007 until 2015. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district from 2015 until 2017.
Ashford was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He studied at Colgate University and at Creighton University. He was married to Ann Ferlic and had three children.
Ashford was a Democrat from 1982 until 1988 and again from 2013 until his death in 2022. He was also a Republican from 1971 until 1982 and again from 1989 until 2011. He was also an Independent from 2011 to 2013.
Ashford lost his re-election in 2016 to Republican Don Bacon. He ran again in 2018, but lost the Democratic nomination.
In May 2019, Ashford was hospitalized with pulmonary edema caused by blood clots. In February 2022, Ashford announced he had been diagnosed with brain cancer. He died on April 19, 2022 at the age of 72.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Ryan, Laura. "Brad Ashford's Kindness Campaign". NationalJournal.com. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- ↑ "Medicare-for-all progressive woman wins surprise victory in a key Nebraska House primary". May 16, 2018. Archived from the original on May 13, 2020.
- ↑ "Former Rep. Brad Ashford home after hospitalization for lung, heart problems". May 7, 2019. Archived from the original on May 15, 2020.
- ↑ "Brad Ashford, former Congressman, State Senator, dies at age 72". KETV. April 19, 2022. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Brad Ashford for Congress Archived 2022-03-27 at the Wayback Machine campaign website
- Brad Ashford at Curlie
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Vote Smart
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Appearances on C-SPAN