Assemblyman John Ellison

Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2014 (first elected November 2010)—two regular sessions

Other Public Service

  • United States Marine Corps
  • Blue Ribbon Task Force to Evaluate Nevada Department of Transportation Long-Range Projects (two terms)
  • Elko City Council
  • Elko City Planning Commission
  • Elko County Board of Commissioners
  • Liaison, Elko County Senior Activity Programs Board
  • Fire Science Academy Task Force
  • Board of Trustees, Fund for Hospital Care to Indigent Persons, 2009-2010
  • Past President, Nevada Association of Counties, 2007
  • Chair, Elko Fourth of July Celebration
  • Member, Audit Committee, Nevada Association of Counties
  • Co-Chair, Elko Veterans Day Parade
  • Vice Chair, Public Lands Steering Committee, and Member, Public Lands-Clean Water Act Committee, National Association of Counties

Other Achievements

  • President, Elko County Board of Commissioners, 2002-2010
  • Small business owner for over 20 years


  • Elko Lions Club
  • Elko Rotary Club
  • John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, California
  • National Rifle Association
  • Member, State Contractors’ Board, 2008-2010
  • Crop Assistance Program, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Participant, Federal Funding for Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program, U.S. Department of the Interior


  • Elko High School


Occupation: Electrical Contractor
Recreation: Flying; shooting; spending time with family, grandchildren, and friends
Born: 1953, Elko, Nevada
Spouse: Cindy
Children: Billy, Michelle, Nicole, John Jr. (Deceased)

Primary Sponsor

AJR2 Urges the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service to partner with the livestock industry in this State to increase livestock grazing on public lands. (BDR R-18)
AJR6 Recognizes Nevada's partnership and friendship with, and expresses support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-458)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
SB124 Revises provisions relating to local government employment. (BDR 23-544)
AB130 Revises provisions requiring the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to pay certain educational fees and expenses for certain dependent children. (BDR 34-187)
AB131 Revises provisions governing the Board of the Virgin Valley Water District. (BDR S-634)
AB157 Revises provisions relating to water furnished by a municipal water system for domestic use in certain counties. (BDR 48-565)
AB171 Revises provisions governing continuing education requirements for certain personnel of manufactured home parks. (BDR 10-599)
AB179 Revises provisions governing audits of certain regulatory boards of this State. (BDR 17-770)
SB188 Designates English as the official language of the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-431)
SB190 Revises provisions relating to motor carriers. (BDR 58-585)
AB194 Clarifies that a person who holds a leasehold interest in the real property of another person may be criminally liable for the destruction or injury of that real property. (BDR 15-654)
AB195 Revises provisions governing applications for the renewal of permits to carry concealed firearms. (BDR 15-446)
AB196 Requires the Attorney General to bring an action to protect and secure certain constitutional rights of residents of this State under certain circumstances. (BDR 18-945)
AB198 Revises provisions governing taxicabs in certain counties. (BDR 58-86)
AB203 Revises provisions governing the granting of the right to visit a child to grandparents and great-grandparents of the child. (BDR 11-750)
AB211 Revises provisions governing prevailing wages on certain public works projects. (BDR 28-1033)
AB216 Revises certain provisions governing voter identification. (BDR 24-125)
SB227 Authorizes the governing body of a municipality to acquire, improve, equip, operate and maintain certain projects. (BDR 21-1043)
AB227 Creates the Nevada Land Management Task Force to conduct a study addressing the transfer of certain public lands in this State. (BDR S-594)
AB232 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-685)
SB241 Establishes a tax credit for donations to a school tuition organization. (BDR 34-87)
SB244 Authorizes the placement of a designation of veteran status on certain documents issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. (BDR 43-80)
AB251 Requires a public body to make available to the public certain contact information for its members. (BDR 19-159)
SB255 Limits the use of certain property or the proceeds of certain property by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada. (BDR 34-632)
AB257 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-962)
AB258 Revises provisions relating to prevailing wage requirements for public works. (BDR 28-908)
SB271 Makes an appropriation to the Humboldt River Basin Water Authority. (BDR S-442)
AB275 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-738)
AB276 Consolidates the Manufactured Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry within the Housing Division of the Department. (BDR 18-1029)
SB282 Proposes to exempt from sales and use taxes precious metal coins and numismatic coins. (BDR 32-691)
AB297 Makes various changes relating to industrial relations. (BDR 53-928)
SB299 Revises provisions governing falconry. (BDR 45-589)
AB301 Requires the Legislative Committee on Public Lands to conduct a study concerning water conservation and alternative sources of water for Nevada communities. (BDR S-807)
SB341 Revises provisions governing the transfer of water rights. (BDR 48-543)
SB343 Makes various changes relating to off-highway vehicles. (BDR 43-630)
SB378 Enacts the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act. (BDR 15-728)
AB379 Revises provisions governing the disposal of abandoned recreational vehicles. (BDR 43-593)
AB380 Revises provisions governing contracts for services entered into by certain public employees. (BDR 23-85)
AB395 Revises provisions regarding common-interest communities. (BDR 10-1013)


SCR2 Commemorates the 20th anniversary of the donation of precious art from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the people of the State of Nevada, reaffirms the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the donation of additional artwork to the Nevada Legislature under the Nevada Senate's SENarts initiative. (BDR R-695)
ACR4 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-246)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
ACR6 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. (BDR R-1219)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SJR10 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow voucher schools. (BDR C-35)
AR11 Expresses appreciation to the Chief Clerk and staff of the Assembly. (BDR R-1217)
SB90 Revises provisions relating to certain confidential information. (BDR 48-468)
AB95 Revises provisions governing prescription labels. (BDR 54-648)
AB104 Revises provisions governing aliens unlawfully present in the United States. (BDR 14-94)
AB105 Extends to United States Marshals the power to arrest without a warrant and the power to obtain and execute search warrants. (BDR 14-584)
AB106 Provides for the award of certain costs, fees and expenses to prevailing parties in actions before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-156)
AB107 Revises provisions governing an award of attorney's fees in causes of action for constructional defects. (BDR 3-551)
AB111 Revises provisions related to special license plates for disabled veterans. (BDR 43-530)
AB112 Makes various changes relating to collective bargaining agreements of local government employers. (BDR 23-647)
AB114 Revises provisions governing interactive gaming. (BDR 41-97)
AB119 Revises provisions relating to the certification of public accountants. (BDR 54-655)
SB121 Authorizes the State Land Registrar to transfer the Belmont Courthouse to Nye County. (BDR S-268)
SB133 Requires the State Engineer to allow a county to participate in an advisory capacity in the development and implementation of a plan relating to the appropriation of water for beneficial use under certain circumstances. (BDR 48-631)
SB134 Revises provisions governing animals. (BDR 48-249)
SB137 Revises provisions governing concealed firearms. (BDR 15-426)
SB142 Makes various changes to provisions governing local government contracting. (BDR 27-676)
AB142 Revises provisions relating to the sealing and removal of certain records. (BDR 14-490)
AB143 Makes various changes relating to concealed firearms. (BDR 20-615)
SB147 Revises provisions governing the frequency of required inspections of the emissions of certain motor vehicles. (BDR 40-427)
SB150 Revises provisions governing the equipment and training required to operate a motorcycle. (BDR 43-54)
SB151 Revises the formula used to determine the value of used vehicles for the purpose of calculating the amount of governmental services taxes due. (BDR 32-433)
AB153 Provides for the licensing and operation of craft distilleries in Nevada. (BDR 52-607)
SB155 Revises provisions relating to the practice of clinical professional counseling. (BDR 54-714)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
AB183 Allows a person who is 16 years of age to donate blood with the consent of his or her parent or guardian. (BDR 40-1015)
AB184 Revises provisions governing construction defects. (BDR 3-649)
AB191 Revises the number of legislative measures that Legislators are authorized to request. (BDR 17-484)
AB193 Revises provisions governing compensation, wages and hours. (BDR 53-1019)
AB197 Makes various changes to provisions governing sex offenders. (BDR 5-583)
SB204 Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a next-of-kin registry. (BDR 43-712)
AB212 Prohibits the possession of portable telecommunications devices by certain prisoners. (BDR 16-639)
SB223 Revises provisions governing the carrying of concealed firearms on school property. (BDR 15-1062)
SB226 Makes various changes concerning firearms. (BDR 15-38)
AB228 Authorizes certain providers of health care to provide voluntary health care service in this State in association with certain organizations. (BDR 54-245)
SB230 Provides for the design, construction or installation and maintenance of a memorial dedicated to Nevada's fallen soldiers. (BDR S-553)
AB231 Revises provisions regarding local governing bodies. (BDR 20-1039)
AB238 Revises provisions governing graduation from high school. (BDR 34-415)
AB245 Limits the recovery of damages arising from a motor vehicle accident under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-657)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
AB250 Provides immunity from civil liability to certain persons for injuries or death resulting from certain equine activities. (BDR 3-243)
AB253 Requires reports of federal revenues received by state agencies, institutions of higher education, school districts and charter schools. (BDR 31-165)
AB255 Provides for an audit concerning the use by the Department of Health and Human Services of certain assessments paid by counties to the Department. (BDR S-191)
AB264 Revises provisions relating to estrays and feral livestock. (BDR 50-531)
AB265 Revises provisions relating to the offense of sexual conduct between certain employees of a school or volunteers at a school and a pupil. (BDR 14-29)
AB266 Revises provisions relating to veterans. (BDR 37-527)
SB266 Revises provisions governing coverage for chemotherapy in a policy of health insurance or health care plan. (BDR 57-879)
AB268 Authorizes certain counties to enter into a cooperative agreement to create a tax increment area under certain circumstances. (BDR 22-957)
AB269 Requires the State Environmental Commission to adopt regulations relating to certain disposal sites for solid waste. (BDR 40-773)
SB273 Revises provisions relating to deputy sheriffs. (BDR 20-470)
AB296 Revises provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-810)
AB299 Makes various changes relating to the provision of medical and dental services within the Department of Corrections. (BDR 16-749)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
AB321 Revises provisions governing the Merit Award Program for state employees. (BDR 23-760)
AB322 Revises provisions concerning casualty insurance. (BDR 57-1038)
SB342 Revises provisions governing the vacation and abandonment of certain streets. (BDR 22-665)
SB348 Revises provisions governing the rights of peace officers. (BDR 23-463)
AB355 Revises provisions concerning the verification of motor vehicle liability insurance. (BDR 43-53)
AB356 Encourages the development of recommendations to preserve the Nevada State Prison for historic and certain other purposes. (BDR S-493)
AB361 Directs the Legislative Committee on Health Care to conduct an interim study to determine the benefits and feasibility of providing for the establishment of community paramedicine programs in this State. (BDR S-1040)
AB364 Revises provisions governing public officers and employees. (BDR 23-1014)
SB367 Makes various changes concerning foreign nationals. (BDR 15-432)
AB371 Provides for the designation and operation of charter agencies. (BDR 18-718)
SB379 Revises provisions concerning the Nevada Transportation Authority. (BDR 58-56)
AB392 Revises provisions governing the truancy of pupils. (BDR 5-617)
AB393 Expands the rights of children placed in foster care. (BDR 38-919)
AB412 Makes various changes relating to the Legislature. (BDR 17-528)
AB504 Revises provisions relating to constructional defects. (BDR 3-1247)
SB520 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-1234)