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Jay Ashcroft
40th "Secretary of State of Missouri
Assumed office
January 9, 2017
Governor "Eric Greitens
Preceded by "Jason Kander
Personal details
Born John Robert Ashcroft
(1973-07-12) July 12, 1973 (age 44)
"Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.
Political party "Republican
Education "United States Merchant Marine

"University of Missouri, Rolla
("BS, "MS)
"Saint Louis University ("JD)

John Robert "Jay" Ashcroft (born July 12, 1973) is an American attorney, engineer, and politician serving as the "40th and current Secretary of State of Missouri.


Early life[edit]

Ashcroft is the son of politician "John Ashcroft.[1]

Ashcroft attended the "United States Merchant Marine Academy, but did not graduate.[2] He earned his "Bachelor of Science and "Master of Science degrees from "Missouri University of Science and Technology. He then worked as an engineer.["citation needed] Ashcroft attended law school, earning his "Juris Doctor from "Saint Louis University.[3]

Political career[edit]

Ashcroft ran for the "Missouri Senate in 2014,[4] losing to "Jill Schupp.[1] He ran for "Missouri Secretary of State in the 2016 elections. He defeated State Senator "Will Kraus in the Republican Party "primary election,[5] and former "KMOV anchor Robin Smith in the general election.[6]

On July 3, 2017, Ashcroft indicated that he would comply with the "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity's request for Missourians voting data.[7]


  1. ^ a b Mannies, Jo (February 19, 2015). "Ashcroft jumps into open contest for Missouri secretary of state". "KWMU. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ Woehlk, Geoffrey. "Kraus, Ashcroft continue throwing shade ahead of primary". Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ Griffin, Marshall. "Missouri's next secretary of state will be a first-time officeholder". Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot". Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ Phillips, Jeff. "Jay Ashcroft, son of ex-governor, wins Republican secretary of state primary". Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jay Ashcroft wins Secretary of State race". November 9, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  7. ^ Cali, Michael. "Ashcroft to release Missourians' voting data to Trump commission". 

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Political offices
Preceded by
"Jason Kander
"Secretary of State of Missouri
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