WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump Monday night nominated Federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice to replace retiring justice Anthony Kennedy and Kavanaugh's wife Ashley is from Abilene, TX.
She graduated from Abilene Cooper High School. Kavanaugh said tonight, "My wife is a West Texan. A graduate of Abilene Cooper High School, and the University of Texas."
Ashley Estes Kavanaugh served as the Personal Secretary to President George W. Bush, working in the White House at the same time as Brett Kavanaugh, before they were married. She was there from 2001 to 2005. She was also Bush’s personal assistant while he was Governor of Texas from 1996 to 1999 and for the Bush-Cheney Presidential campaign from 1996 to 2000.
She’s a native of Abilene, Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated from UT in 1997, according to her LinkedIn profile.
According to heavy.com, Ashley and Brett Kavanaugh were married in 2004, when Brett was a United States Circuit Judge. President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush attended their wedding. In fact, their wedding was featured in a “Weddings of the Rich and Famous” column published in the Washingtonian. But ironically, their wedding was mentioned because the Bushes attended. “Sometimes the wedding guests are more famous than the bride and groom,” the author noted. The couple was married at Christ Church in Georgetown. Their wedding planner said it was the only wedding she planned where all the guests were in their seats 15 minutes early: “There’s no lollygagging when Secret Service are holding machine guns outside of the church.”
Kavanaugh faces confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate this fall.