Ashton Ayers is a Junior studying Political Science at Iowa State University. Originally from Ottumwa, Ashton first worked in politics as a fellow during the 2014 coordinated campaign & in 2015 & 2016 as an organizer for the Bernie Sanders campaign during the Iowa Caucus. Following the caucus, he enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard as a military intelligence analyst & trained at Fort Sill, OK & Fort Huachuca, AZ. Now he serves proudly out of Camp Dodge, & works as legislative assistant to Senator Rob Hogg in the Iowa State Senate. He cares deeply about civil rights, workers rights, & environmental causes, & is honored to serve as Political Director of the College & Young Democrats of Iowa.