|Texas House of Representatives, District 10|
|Bachelor's||United States Naval Academy, 1992|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1992 - 2012|
|Birthday||January 24, 1970|
|Place of birth||Amarillo, Texas|
Ellzey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1992. For the 20 years following, he served in the U.S. Navy as a fighter pilot, doing tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. His professional experience includes working as a civilian contractor.
Ellzey's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:
As a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, I swore an oath to defend our Constitution from foreign enemies. Now I want to go to Austin to defend Texas from an ever-encroaching federal government that is ignoring the Constitution to micro-manage the states.
I will be a conservative voice for House District 10, fighting federal overreach, defending our 2nd Amendment rights, securing our border, and advocating for fiscally conservative budgets.
Our border is under siege from cartels and gangs smuggling people, weapons and drugs into our cities. I will support a border “surge” operation to rid our state of criminal, cross-border activity.
I support restricting the growth in spending to population growth and inflation, and returning a portion of the state’s Rainy Day Fund to taxpayers in the form of a tax cut. The state shouldn’t hold on to more than $10 billion in excess revenue – it’s your money and you should get it back.
I will be your voice against activist federal agencies, like the EPA, that want to shut down industry and kill local jobs.
As a veteran of several tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, I feel a special calling to help those who served our nation bravely, and returned home with the scars of war. I believe disabled vets should be exempt from property taxes in proportion to their disability. They’ve already paid a great price with their service to our country and the loss of their health.We live in the greatest state in the union, where free enterprise and freedom flourish. I will defend our values, and fight for our future as I have done for the last 20 years.
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. T.J. Fabby and John Wray defeated Q.D. "Duke" Burge and Jake Ellzey in the Republican primary. Wray defeated Fabby in the May 27 Republican runoff. Wray is unopposed in the general election.
Ellzey and his wife, Shelby, have two children.
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- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed July 30, 2014
- Jake Ellzey for Texas House, "About," accessed February 18, 2014
- Jake Ellzey for Texas House, "The Issues," accessed February 18, 2014
- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
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