Brian Ellis (Michigan)

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Brian Ellis
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U.S. House, Michigan, District 3
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Brian Ellis was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Michigan.[1] Ellis was defeated by incumbent Rep. Justin Amash in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.



See also: Michigan's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Ellis ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 3rd District.[1] Ellis was defeated for the Republican nomination in the primary by incumbent Justin Amash on August 5, 2014.

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Amash Incumbent 57.4% 39,706
Brian Ellis 42.6% 29,422
Total Votes 69,128
Source: Michigan Secretary of State


In January 2014, the conservative Club for Growth purchased six-figures worth of radio time for an ad attacking Ellis' tenure on the East Grand Rapids School Board and his position within Jennifer Granholm's administration.[2]


Michigan's 3rd District Republican Primary
Poll Justin Amash Brian EllisMargin of ErrorSample Size
Strategic National (July 12-14, 2014)
EPIC-MRA (June 10-11, 2014)
Pratical Political Consulting (May 27-29, 2014)
AVERAGES 48% 27.33% +/-4.13 2,438
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to

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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ellis' reports.

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