Heidi Ann Ashcraft was elected to City Council on June 3, 2014. She was first appointed to City Council on December 17, 2013 to fill the vacancy of Cliff Numark. She currently serves as chair of the Employee Relations and Public Safety Committee, and is a member of the Community Planning and Design Committee and the Transportation Committee. She also serves as a member of the Special Standing State Legislative Advocacy Committee, and the Alternate Voting Delegate for the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) and the League of California Cities - Los Angeles County Division.
Previously, Ashcraft served as Chair of the Transportation Committee and as a member of the Strategic Plan and Citizen Development and Enrichment Committees. She also served as the alternate voting delegate for the Sanitation District of Los Angeles County.
Ashcraft's involvement in the community includes being a founding member on the Torrance Human Relations Committee & Visions of Unity Art Competition, former Chairwoman of the Torrance-South Bay YMCA Board of Managers. She is currently a member of the Torrance Cultural Arts Advisory Board, the Torrance Historical Society, Old Torrance Neighborhood Association, Torrance Sister City Association and the Embroidery Guild of America.
Heidi Ann Ashcraft also was elected to Torrance Unified School District Board of Education and served three terms.
Heidi has four children and two grandchildren, and is married to husband Dan, who currently serves as a Torrance Police Department Chaplain. Since 1986, she and Dan have owned Ashcraft Design, a product design consultancy in El Segundo. Heidi Ann serves as the Chief Financial Officer.