I’m Ashley Hudson, and I'm a Democrat running to represent West Little Rock in the Arkansas State House.
I'm a mom, an attorney, and an advocate for veterans and caregivers, and I believe that Arkansas can be extraordinary.
I was born in Little Rock. Back when I was in law school, my husband Cliff was an infantry squad leader with the Marine Corps, and he promised me that we could live anywhere in the world when he got home from Iraq. Literally, anywhere. I chose to come home to Little Rock. In 2009, Cliff and I moved to West Little Rock. We have four brilliant children, and one of the best decisions we’ve made as a family was to raise them here. Our district has changed so much in the thirteen years we’ve lived here, and in many ways for the better.
But there’s so much more work to do.
Our extraordinary Arkansas students and teachers need help. Healthcare options throughout the state are diminished, leaving fewer options for families. Large and small businesses across the country see Arkansas as an interesting place to invest, but we lack some of the crucial quality of life aspects that would bring world-class jobs and needed investments to our community.
I’ve often hoped, out loud, for a representative who would do the work to improve things for our district’s students and teachers, for sick Arkansans all over the state, and for Arkansans looking for a better job.
One day my daughter Lucy asked me, “Well mom, why don’t you do it?”
So I am.
I’m running for office because I believe Arkansas can be extraordinary. We can support kids and teachers. We can make sure everyone has quality healthcare. We can support our veterans and our small businesses.
And we can do all of it together.