Johnny Ellis

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Johnny Ellis
Majority Leader of the Alaska Senate
In office
January 19, 2009 – January 18, 2011
Preceded by Gary Stevens
Succeeded by Kevin Meyer
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the I district
In office
January 15, 2013 – January 14, 2017
Preceded by Redistricted
Succeeded by Berta Gardner
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the L district
In office
January 20, 2003 – January 15, 2013
Preceded by Randy Phillips
Succeeded by Redistricted
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the H district
In office
January 11, 1993 – January 20, 2003
Preceded by Pat Pourchot
Succeeded by Scott Ogan
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 12B district
In office
January 19, 1987 – January 11, 1993
Preceded by Donald Clocksin
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1960-03-13) March 13, 1960 (age 57)
Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Alaska, Anchorage
Claremont McKenna College
Religion Baptist

Johnny Ellis (born March 13, 1960) is a Democratic member of the Alaska Senate serving since 1992. He was previously a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1986 through 1992.

He has been a resident of Anchorage, Alaska since 1975. Senator Ellis is an Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America). After graduating from Bartlett High School (Anchorage, Alaska) in 1978, he attended the University of Alaska Anchorage for one year, followed by 3 years at Claremont McKenna College, where he received a B.A. (with honors) in 1982.

In 2016, Ellis spoke publicly about his health issues, including battles with prostate cancer, and multiple sclerosis. Ellis also came out as gay.[1]


  1. ^ Wohlforth, Charles (17 November 2016). "Sen. Johnny Ellis sacrificed his private life for public service". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Robin Taylor
Dean of the Alaska Senate
Succeeded by
Lyman Hoffman