Ash Lee Hicks

Ash Lee Hicks

Washington County Justice of the Peace, District 15, AR

Ash Lee is a Registered Nurse who works as a nurse educator to address the root cause of the nursing shortage. In 2021, she was proudly awarded Post University's first Social Justice Advocacy Scholarship for her advocacy for the safety of nurses, teachers, and children with disabilities during the pandemic. During her master's program, she founded an Arkansas social benefit corporation, Good2Grow Farm Co, based on an assignment that asked for a hypothetical solution to a problem. However, Ash Lee felt compelled to act. The produce grown on her woman-owned farm is donated to fight food insecurity in her community. She has volunteered countless hours vaccinating with the group Nurses Crushing COVID, served as the inaugural Chair for the City of Fayetteville's Community Development and Assistance Programs Advisory Board, and serves the Northwest Arkansas region on the Arkansas Nurses Association's Political Action Committee as a Nurse Advocacy Leader. She is now running to serve as a county legislator as Washington County's District 15 Justice of the Peace against a 20-year incumbent.

Ash Lee believes elected officials should serve the community they represent by creating policies that benefit those that live in that community. Unfortunately, the majority of current JPs are not doing this for the people of Washington County. She is passionate about safety, building local strength, and fact-based decision-making. Nurses can play a prominent role in advancing social justice, improved health, and education for all, and Ash Lee intends to do just that.