Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell spoke at a recent conservative conference about his historic political party switch from Democrat to Republican. He also commented on a few hot button issues important to America.
While in the Democrat Party, Bell achieved national recognition as a leader. He was elected the President of the College Democrats of Georgia as well as the College Democrats of America. As the national president of College Democrats, Ashley was a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee and later served as chairman of the Hall County Democratic Party.
In 2000 Bell was the youngest delegate ever elected to a Democratic National Convention (elected at 18, attending at 19), and in 2004 Bell was a primetime speaker at the Democratic National Convention.
Bell is a native of Hall County. He attended law school at the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University, and he practices law throughout the state as a partner with Bell & Washington LLP. His wife, Lauren, who is also politically active, will join Ashley in the Republican Party.