Ashlee Rich Stephenson

Ashlee Rich Stephenson
Senior Political Strategist, Political Affairs and Federation Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ashlee Rich Stephenson, the senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,  leads the Chamber’s Political Affairs program, which includes issue advocacy campaigns and voter education efforts. She also directs the endorsement process on behalf of pro-business candidates for federal office. 

Stephenson is a nationally respected and highly experienced political strategist and pollster, with expertise working on high-level candidate campaigns, with independent expenditures, and on behalf of public affairs and corporate interests.

She worked on four presidential campaigns, including  as the polling director for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 campaign and as a political strategy adviser  for Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 effort.

Stephenson was president of Just Win Strategies, a national political strategy firm, and  principal and chief strategy officer at the polling and analytics company WPA Intelligence. She started her career in the Strategy Department at the Republican National Committee.

Named a Rising Star in 2014 by Campaigns & Elections magazine and inducted into the inaugural American Association of Political Consultants 40 under 40 class of 2015, Stephenson is a regularly requested panelist and commentator at political industry events to discuss evolving trends in the political tactics of public opinion research, data, digital, message development, and marketing. She  serves on the boards for Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

 

A graduate of Allegheny College and native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stephenson resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and their two children.

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LMT ONLINE: Oil and gas lobbyists optimistic about 2021

The Chamber abstains from influencing presidential races, at least with direct support to a candidate, but Ashlee Rich Stephenson, vice president and national political director for the chamber, said the top priority for the organization’s policy agenda was to sustain Republican control of the Senate.

AP: GOP in ruby red Kansas stresses over costly Senate race

Ashlee Rich Stephenson, national political director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Republicans are trying to avoid the risk that a close race could unexpectedly cost them a Senate seat. The chamber, which overwhelmingly supports Republicans, endorsed Marshall, having backed him in his first congressional race in 2016, when he ousted an incumbent in the primary.