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Ashley Bennett

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Ashley Bennett
Born1984/1985 (age 33–34)[1]
ResidenceEgg Harbor Township, New Jersey[1]

Ashley R. Bennett (born 1984/85) is an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey, who was elected to a seat on the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders in 2017, defeating Republican incumbent John Carman, who had first been elected to office in 2014.

Although Bennett had never been involved with politics, she ran for the position after seeing remarks on Facebook by Carman about women participating in the 2017 Women's March.[1][2] In 2018, she appeared on the cover of Time magazine for the article "The Avengers: First they Marched, now they’re Running."[3] She spoke at the 2018 Women's March in New York City, which attracted more than 200,000 protestors.[4][5][6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Schmidt, Samantha (2017-11-09). "A politician cracked that women belong in the kitchen. A 'furious' woman just took his job". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  2. "GOP candidate who mocked the Women's March was defeated by a woman who ran because of his comments". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  3. Writer, JOHN DeROSIER Staff. "Atlantic County Freeholder Ashley Bennett appears on cover of TIME Magazine". Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  4. Times, The New York (2018). "Women's March 2018: Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  5. "Women's March returns to the streets with aim to become political force". Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  6. "Ashley Bennett's Rousing Speech at the NYC Women's March". NBC New York. Retrieved 2018-01-21.



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