Tim Ashe

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Tim Ashe
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President pro tempore of the Vermont Senate
Assumed office
January 6, 2017
Preceded by John F. Campbell
Member of the Vermont Senate
from the Chittenden district
Assumed office
January 5, 2009
Preceded by Multi-member district
Burlington City Councilor
In office
Preceded by Carina Driscoll
Succeeded by Marrisa Caldwell
Constituency 3rd ward
Personal details
Born (1976-12-10) December 10, 1976 (age 41)
Framingham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Progressive
Spouse(s) Paula Routly
Residence Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Website timashe.com

Timothy R. Ashe (born December 10, 1976) is an American politician of the Vermont Progressive Party serving as one of the six current Vermont State Senators from Chittenden since 2009 and President pro tempore of the Vermont Senate since 2017.

Personal life and early career[edit]

Ashe graduated from the University of Vermont in 1999, he immediately went to work in then Congressman Bernie Sanders’ Burlington office where he worked for two and a half years.[1] In late 2001 Ashe took a position with United Academics, the faculty union at the University of Vermont.

From 2002 to 2004 Ashe attended Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.[2] While there he concentrated his studies on domestic social policy, he also served as a teaching assistant to Ed Miliband, now a British MP and formerly the leader of the Labour Party, in a course comparing US and northern European social policy. Upon graduating Ashe moved back home to Vermont.

Ashe served on the Board of Spectrum Youth and Family Services, a community organization serving at-risk youth, he coached in the Old North End Little League for two years. He is an advocate for lost creatures, helping to reunite a dog with his family October 13, 2013.

He lives in Burlington with his partner, Paula.[3]

Career and politics[edit]

In July 2004, Ashe successfully sought a seat on the Burlington City Council in a special election to replace Carina Driscoll, he has won re-election in 2005 and 2007. Ashe became the youngest member of the Council when elected.

Ashe worked at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity from 2005 to 2006, since the Fall of 2006, Ashe has been a Project Manager at Cathedral Square, a nationally recognized[citation needed] non-profit developer of affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities.

In November 2008 Tim Ashe became the first elected Vermont Progressive to be elected to the Vermont Senate. And in November 2010 was the first Progressive to win reelection to the senate, he won on a Progressive/Democratic fusion ticket and was endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders.[4][5]

In October 2011 Ashe declared himself a candidate for Mayor of Burlington running again on a Progressive/Democratic fusion ticket.[6] While seeking the Democratic nomination for Mayor on November 13, 2011, Ashe tied his opponent, Miro Weinberger, at the caucus each receiving 540 votes after three rounds of voting, forcing them into a second convention held on December 11, 2011.[7]


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