Matt Ashley

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Matt Ashley
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Candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives District 63B
(dead link) Campaign website
Matt Ashley was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 63B of the Minnesota House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Ashley's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"I believe the issue of liberty or freedom from government is at the core of all decisions made in St Paul and Washington DC. Many of our politicians want to pass law as measure of accomplishment to show people they are working hard and earning your vote."

Citizen Politician

  • Excerpt:"In my first term, I will only take a salary equal to my property tax. My goal is to stand on my own while also serving you for small fee."

Voter ID

  • Excerpt:"I believe the state of Minnesota has some of loosest laws on voting in the country."

Public Unions

  • Excerpt:"Private sector unions fight with management over an equitable distribution of profits. Government unions negotiate with politicians over taxpayer money. These same Government Unions are responsible for very large contributions to these same politicians they are negotiating with. This conflict of interest is easy to spot out and should not be allowed."


  • Excerpt:"I can't stress this enough. Spending is a tax before it becomes a tax. At a state level we do not have the ability to print cash so we have to raise taxes if we decide to spend more."



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ashley ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 63B. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by ncumbent Jean Wagenius (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 63B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJean Wagenius Incumbent 76.6% 17,181
     Republican Matt Ashley 23.4% 5,240
Total Votes 22,421

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