About Jay

After graduating from high school in Jefferson City, I earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering Management from  the University of Missouri at Rolla (now Missouri S&T). Click here to read more.


Librarians, secretary of state voice need for funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite welcoming quiet in her library, Julie Yockey found she couldn’t stay silent when the governor’s recommendations for next year’s budget came out earlier this month. On Tuesday, Yockey, director of the Carthage Public Library, was chosen as the one representative to meet with the governor from the librarians who flocked […]


Ashcroft: Pruitt the needed change to head EPA

It is often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. In government, insanity can be defined as nominating the same kind of people for the same offices and expecting something different to happen. That is why President Donald Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt […]


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Mike Huckabee Endorses Jay Ashcroft

“[Jay Ashcroft] is the true conservative in this race, someone you can trust. I hope you’ll give him your support. I am certainly happy to give him mine.” – Mike Huckabee