Jan Ashley is a retired Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner, after a career as a nurse for 42 years. She has lived in Taft the majority of her life. Jan is the granddaughter to Tessie Garratt, who was Taft's first Councilwoman. She is married to Terry and has two grown children, Rick and Lisa Lahargoue.
Jan has taught school, including 8th grade at Midway Elementary. She is active in the community and serves on numerous boards. Jan has been on the Chamber board off and on throughout the years and once served at the President.
Currently, Jan also serves on the West Side Health Care District board and is teaching health career classes at Taft Union High School.