Published On: Fri, Aug 17th, 2018

Florida Election 2018: Ashley Moody Ashley Moody wins more Attorney General Straw Polls, Garnering Unprecedented Republican, Conservative Support

Ashley Moody

Leading Republican candidate for Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced three more straw poll wins on Tuesday, August 14: the Tampa Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob, the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob, and the DeLand Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance Political Hob Nob. Monday, August 13, Moody won the South Lake County Hob Nob.

“As former judge Ashley Moody travels the state, her conservative message is resonating with Republicans and business leaders across the state as evidenced by the overwhelming number of straw polls won at the local and regional levels,” said campaign manager Nick Catroppo. “Whether at Republican executive committees, Hob Nobs, political rallies or chambers of commerce, when Ashley Moody’s name is on the ballot, voters support her years of experience as a business attorney, prosecutor, and judge in her bid to become Florida’s next Attorney General.”

In the same week that the South Florida Sun Sentinel editorial board stated that “Moody is cut from the same conservative cloth as [Florida Attorney General Pam] Bondi, one that reflects the values of the Republican base…”, Ashley Moody was continuing to show grassroots momentum across the state.

Here is a listing of straw polls that Ashley Moody has won across Florida:

  • DeLand Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance Political Hob Nob
  • Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob
  • Tampa Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob
  • South Lake County Hob Nob
  • Lehigh Acres Community Council
  • Republican Women of Central Florida
  • Seminole County GOP Hob Nob
  • Casselberry Chamber of Commerce
  • Republican Party of Clay County
  • North Brevard Republican Club
  • Ed Dean WBOB Radio
  • Southwest Florida Young Republicans
  • Lee County Republican Executive Committee
  • Florida Federation of Republican Women Women’s Political Network
  • East Side Regional Hob Nob
  • Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee
  • Seminole County Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Johns Chamber of Commerce
  • Sanford Chamber of Commerce
  • Jacksonville Young Republicans
  • Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce
  • Haines City Area Pig Roast and Rally
  • West Orange Hob Nob
  • Winter Haven Whistle Stop Hob Nob
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Politics in St. Johns
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando
  • Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Flagler Votes Hob Nob
  • Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Politics in the Park


Ashley Moody continues to receive endorsements from conservative leaders, law enforcement (43 Republican Florida Sheriffs, Florida PBA, Florida FOP, Florida Police Chiefs Association), 12 State Attorneys, elected officials, and those who believe Florida’s next attorney general should be a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights and Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. She also has the endorsement of current Attorney General Pam Bondi who stated, “I don’t think there could be a more qualified candidate for attorney general in the entire state of Florida. I whole-heartedly support Ashley and I’m proud of her for wanting to sacrifice so much for our state.”

About Ashley Moody

Ashley Moody, a fifth-generation Floridian, was born and raised in Hillsborough County.  She attended the University of Florida where she earned her bachelors and master’s degrees in accounting and juris doctor. She later attended Stetson University College of Law earning a Master of Law in International Law.

Ashley began her legal career with the law firm of Holland & Knight where she practiced commercial litigation. While at Holland & Knight, she was recognized as one of Tampa Bay’s “40 under 40” distinguished lawyers for her professional and civic contributions. While in private practice, she volunteered assisting domestic violence victim’s complete injunction petitions and served on a Victims of Crime Act Grant Review Committee.

Ashley subsequently joined the United States Attorney’s Office prosecuting drug, firearm, and fraud offenses.  While a federal prosecutor, Ashley was commended by the DEA for prosecutorial excellence and outstanding initiative in drug law enforcement. She was also recognized by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for her lead of “Operation Round-Up,” a targeted prosecution of violent and repeat offenders.

In 2006, at the age of thirty-one, Ashley became the youngest judge in Florida when she was elected Circuit Court Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County.  As a judge, she founded the Attorney Ad Litem program recruiting volunteer attorneys to stand in the place of parents who did not appear in court with their children. She also developed a mentoring program for at-risk children within the juvenile delinquency system. Ashley previously served as the President of two American Inns of Court and Chairperson of both the Pro Bono and Professionalism Committees for Hillsborough County.

Ashley served as an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law and on the judicial faculty for Florida’s New Judges College, Advanced Judicial Studies, and the Circuit Judges Conference. She is a frequent lecturer on crime and justice as well as best practices for Florida attorneys. In 2015, Judge Moody was recognized by the national Legal Services Corporation for her significant contributions to pro bono legal service and was awarded the Florida Supreme Court’s Distinguished Judicial Service Award.

Ashley lives with her husband, Justin, a federal law enforcement agent, in Tampa, Florida with their two sons, Brandon and Connor. For additional information, please go to www.ElectAshleyMoody.com

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