Born in Alamance County, Ashton Clemmons has always had a passion for serving the people of the state she proudly calls home. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill as a NC Teaching Fellow, she taught school in Durham and Guilford counties, and went on to earn Master’s in School Leadership from Harvard University. Her commitment to education led her to serve as principal of schools in Rockingham and Guilford counties, where she led the turn-around of one of the state’s lowest performing schools. Currently serving as assistant superintendent of the Thomasville City Schools, Ashton was selected one of the Triad Business Journal’s “40 Leaders under 40” and has also been honored by the United Way with its Human Rights Advocate award. The mother of three young children, Ashton is an energetic and passionate advocate for better schools and job training programs, as well as policies that protect our health care, environment and voting rights. She lives in Greensboro with her husband Bryan Clemmons.
In the NCGA, Ashton will work on these three key issues:
- New economic opportunities to the residents of Guilford County, including well-paying jobs, workforce training for current workers, and support for local small businesses.
- As a public school teacher, principal, and administrator, Ashton will fight for new investments in our public school system.
- Health care is a human right and must be accessible to all people. Guilford County stands to benefit from thousands of new jobs and coverage for more than 17,000 people under Medicaid expansion, which Ashton firmly supports.