Supervisor Ashley was elected to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors as District 5 Supervisor in 2002, where he oversees a budget of $4.5 billion and sets public policy for more than two million people. He was appointed to the IEHP Governing Board in April 2013. He was elected as Vice-Chair in January 2014, Chair in February 2015, Vice-Chair in February 2016 and he was appointed to Chair in February 2017.
Supervisor Ashley also currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Joint Powers Commission of the March Air Force Base Joint Powers Authority, and is the only Supervisor who has served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the Western Riverside Council of Governments and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments. He has also served as County representative to the Southern California Association of Governments.
A native of Riverside County, he and his wife, Mary, have six children, 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.