|Member of the Vermont Senate
from the Chittenden district
|Preceded by||James C. Condos|
|Burlington City Councilor
from the 3rd Ward
|Preceded by||Carina Driscoll|
|Succeeded by||Marrisa Caldwell|
|Political party||Vermont Progressive|
Timothy Ashe (born December 10, 1976) is one of six current Vermont Senators from the Chittenden Vermont Senate District.
Personal life and early career
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. 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. 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 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.
Career and politics
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 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.
In October 2011 Ashe declared himself a candidate for Mayor of Burlington running again on a Progressive/Democratic fusion ticket. While seeking the Democratic nomination for Mayor on November 13, 2011, Ashe tied his opponent, Miro Weinberger a Burlington Airport Commission, at the caucus each receiving 540 votes after three rounds of voting. Forcing them into a second convention held on December 11, 2011.