Experienced prosecutor, tough on crime.
Ashley Rich has been an enemy of crime—and a champion of families—for over 25 years. As an assistant District Attorney, she has served Mobile County since 1996 with over 155 jury trials and thousands of bench trials. Since being elected District Attorney, she has tried 40 additional jury trials while managing an 80 employee office.
Tough on crime
- Sends killers behind bars and to death row as an important member of the District Attorney’s Murder Team since 2002
- Has won seven death penalty verdicts as District Attorney
- Fights drugs and violent crime and has been a leader of the Drug Prosecution Team and Drug Court Team
- Successfully implemented a program to fight early parole of violent offenders
Strong on family and community
- Steering kids in the right direction with Youth & Family Services Intervention Program
- Serving Penelope House Domestic Violence Center as a board member
- Serving on the Underage Drinking Task Force
- Worked to establish first ever veteran’s court in Mobile County
- Created the Bullyblocker program, an anonymous texting program to help young people with bullying.
- Created a human trafficking program to raise awareness in middle schoolers.
- Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Alabama
Community, political and educational experience
- Lecturer, DUI Homicide Law, State of Alabama
- Lecturer, Mobile Police Department Training Academy
- Lecturer, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Detective Training
- Lecturer, Southeastern Traffic Homicide Symposium
- Advocate, Mobile SPCA
- Member, Mobile County Republican Executive Committee
- Member, State of Alabama Republican Party
- Member, Mobile Bar Association and Alabama Bar Association
- Member, Volunteers of America Board
- Member, Paul W. Brock Inn of Courts
Ashley has been married for 17 years to Ritchie R. Hurt, Business Development Manager at Thompson Engineering. They have two children and are members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church & The River.