Ashley Hayek is a successful business owner with huge aspirations for her San Diego based political finance firm, Golden State Consultants. Since founding her political and non-profit fundraising firm in 2006, she has worked with leaders and organizations across the country raising millions of dollars for her clients. She has extensive experience in finance strategy and development, as well as event coordination and production.
In addition to running her company, Ashley serves as the Executive Director of the California Women’s Leadership Association (CWLA) and the CWLA PAC. She's a member of the Defense, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Club of San Diego County, Chairman’s Circle for the Republican Party, Del Sur Elementary School Foundation volunteer and the former Family Readiness Assistant for First Battalion First Marines Scout Sniper Platoon. She’s also served on various boards and committees for Voices for Children, Habitat for Humanity and is a past member of the New Majority Los Angeles.
She first got the political "bug" collecting signatures for the Recall effort of Governor Gray Davis, inspiring her fervor for fiscal reform and working with pro-economic candidates for office.
Her academic background includes a BA in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. She also received training through the Marian Bergeson Series; a California based executive leadership and education program for Republican women to succeed as political leaders.
As the proud wife of Captain Brian Hayek, USMC reservist, mother of 3 children, and a yorkie named Tink, Ashley's life can be a juggling act. However, having been raised in the small agricultural town of Clovis, CA, Ashley's background is humble and wholesome, and has taught her the hard-working values she uses today. Ashley has proven she can more than hold her own in America's 8th largest city.