Assemblyman John C. Ellison

Party: Republican

District: 33

County: Elko, Eureka, Lincoln (Part), White Pine

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Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2021 (first elected November 2010)—six regular and six special sessions
  • Speaker Pro Tempore, 2015
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Growth and Infrastructure; Natural Resources
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Growth and Infrastructure; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Transportation
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs (Chair); Commerce and Labor; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Government Affairs; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Government Affairs; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; Taxation
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Advisory Committee for a Veterans' Cemetery in Northern Nevada; Advisory Committee to Study Laws Concerning Sex Offender Registration; Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Working Conditions at Licensed Brothels; Legislative Committee on Senior Citizens, Veterans and Adults With Special Needs; Sunset Subcommittee of the Legislative Commission
  • 2017-2018 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee on Public Lands; Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning the Advisability and Feasibility of Treating Certain Traffic and Related Violations as Civil Infractions; Advisory Committee for a Veterans' Cemetery in Northern Nevada
  • 2015-2016 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee on Public Lands

Other Public Service

  • 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
  • Elko County Senior Activity Programs Board Liaison
  • Fire Science Academy Task Force
  • Fund for Hospital Care to Indigent Persons, Board of Trustees, 2009-2010
  • Nevada Association of Counties, Past President, 2007
  • Elko Fourth of July Celebration, Chair
  • Audit Committee, Nevada Association of Counties, Member
  • Elko Veterans Day Parade, Co-Chair
  • National Association of Counties, Public Lands Steering Committee, Vice Chair and Public Lands-Clean Water Act Committee, Member

Other Achievements

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

Affiliations

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

Education

  • Elko High School

Personal

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)