"Change that we can see..."

I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up on the northwest side of Milwaukee, and attended Keefe Avenue Elementary school where I was a member of student council and was part of the Girl Scouts of America.  I attended Messmer High school, where I was class president, a member of The National Honor Society. I went on to receive my Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Mary University in 2010 in Behavioral Science and went on to get my Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University- Chicago in 2016.  I married James Ashley in 2013 and I am a long time resident of the 18th district.  

I have been committed to public service my entire life. I completed an internship at Loyola University, in which I worked at St. Rose Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee. Over the course of this internship, I learned how to facilitate and manage groups, and assisted with advocacy work for teens who don’t understand mental illness. I worked for Milwaukee Mental Health associates as a supervisor for the Targeted Case management program serving adults with severe and persistent mental illness. I also founded an organization called Social Workers as Politicians or SWAP. SWAP was created to bridge the gap between social workers, and politics. Currently, I am the Director of Social Services at The Bridges of Milwaukee Rehab and Care center.

Right now we have an entrenched incumbent who isn't responsive to the needs and wants of residents. We deserve better in Milwaukee, which is why I am running to be the next County Board Supervisor of the 18th District. I look forward to talking with residents and community leaders to find exciting and innovative ways to be a part of change that we can see. I thank you and look forward to earning your support. 

Sparkle Ashley