Brian Ellis (American politician)

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Brian L. Ellis
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 11th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2005[1]
Preceded by Guy A. Travaglio, Jr.
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Monica Ellis
Residence Butler Township
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh

Brian L. Ellis is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 11th House district in Butler County, Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the House Appropriations, Ethics, Finance, and Tourism and Recreational Development Committees.

Ellis is the Pennsylvania State Leader for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which writes pro-corporate model bills for state legislators to introduce.[2]

Personal[edit]

Ellis graduated from Butler Senior High School in Butler, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in communications. Prior to his election, he worked for his family's automobile dealership in Western Pennsylvania.

Political career[edit]

Ellis first won a seat in the House in 2004, finishing first in a three-way GOP primary and going on to defeat Democrat Fred Vero with 55.9% of the vote.[3][4]

In 2006, he defeated a challenger in the GOP primary with 78% of the vote and won the general election over Democrat Bill Neel with over 64% of the vote.[5][6]

Ellis was unopposed in the 2008 primary and was opposed in the general election by Democrat Dave Wilson.[7] He was re-elected in the 2010 general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2005 - 189TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2005-01-04. 
  2. ^ http://www.alec.org/about-alec/state-chairmen/
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania 2004 Primary Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. 
  4. ^ "Pennsylvania 2004 General Election Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. 
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania 2006 Primary Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. 
  6. ^ "Pennsylvania 2004 General Election Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. 
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania 2008 Primary Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. 

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