Michael Ellis (American politician)

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Michael G. Ellis
Wisconsin State Senate President
In office
January 8, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Fred Risser
Succeeded by Mary Lazich
In office
January 3, 2011 – July 17, 2012
Preceded by Fred Risser
Succeeded by Fred Risser
Member of the Wisconsin State Senate from the 19th district
In office
Succeeded by Roger Roth
Wisconsin State Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born (1941-02-21) February 21, 1941 (age 76)
Neenah, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sandy Ellis
Residence Neenah, Wisconsin, U.S.
Profession Legislator, farmer, teacher

Michael G. "Mike" Ellis (born February 21, 1941) is an American politician. He served in the Wisconsin Senate from 1983 until 2015.


Ellis attended Neenah High School and earned a B.S. in secondary education at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh (1965). He has served in the State Senate since 1982 and has represented the 19th District since 1998. He has been President of the Senate since 2011. He was previously a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1970 through 1980. Ellis also served on the Neenah Common Council from 1969 until 1975.[1]


In April 2014, Ellis announced he would not run for re-election in 2014,[2] two days after the release of a video where Ellis was shown "discussing the creation of an illegal political action committee to attack his [Democratic] challenger".[3][4]


  1. ^ "Ellis, Michael G. (profile)". Wisconsinhistory.org. 1941-02-21. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ 'Senate President Mike Ellis announces he wouldn't seek re-election,' Wisconsin State Journal, Matthew DeFour, April 12, 2014
  3. ^ http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/ellis-drops-out-of-senate-race-b99245893z1-254907211.html Mike Ellis drops out of state Senate race
  4. ^ http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/secret-recording-gops-mike-ellis-talked-of-illegal-fundraising-b99244443z1-254597101.html GOP's Mike Ellis caught on recording talking of illegal fundraising

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