He adds, "The clear message I got running [for chairman] is that my primary job is fundraising and helping get Republicans elected, which obviously will be our focus."
Ash said he has worked as a chairman of voting precincts and legislative districts, and has worked on a variety of campaigns and community boards.
"I'm a very open-door kind of person. I like to listen to both sides of issues, and decide what I think the best approach would be," he said.
"I believe that we need to be positive and we need to tell people the positive things that we believe the Republican Party will help them achieve," Ash said.
On some issues, he said, "I believe we need to be frugal with tax dollars. I think it's not the government paying for things, it's your neighbors' sweat and labor that are paying for things."
Ash said, "I want to sell American freedom. I support the Constitution. I believe freedom brings prosperity, and freedom drives innovation that changes the world. I want to make sure that we maintain freedom in this country."
Ash said he spent only $8,000 in his race against Hatch, who spent millions against a big field of conservatives that challenged him.
"My intent," he said, "was to introduce myself and say a few things that I felt needed to be said, and I did that."