John Ellem

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John Ellem
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 10
Incumbent
In office
2000-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWheeling Jesuit University, 1989
J.D.West Virginia University College of Law, 1992
Personal
BirthdayJuly 19, 1967
Place of birthParkersburg, West Virginia
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John N. Ellem (b. July 19, 1967) is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 10. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2001.

Biography

Ellem earned his B.S. from Wheeling Jesuit University in 1989. He went on to receive his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 1992.

Ellem has worked as a Legal Intern for the Office of Legislative Services. He was a Lawyer for Goodwin and Goodwin Limited Liability Partnership from 1992 to 2000. He has worked as a Lawyer for Ellem Law Office since 2000.

Previously, Ellem served as a Parliamentarian for the Wood County Republican Executive Committee from 1996 to 1997.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ellem served on the following committees:

West Virginia Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Minority Chair
Constitutional Revision
Natural Resources
Joint Judiciary
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
Special Investigations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ellem served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ellem served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Ellem ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 10. Ellem, incumbent Tom Azinger, and Frederick Gillespie advanced unopposed in the May 8 primary election. He was challenged by Tom Azinger, Frederick Gillespie, and Daniel Poling in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Azinger Incumbent 27.1% 12,955
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ellem Incumbent 26.7% 12,801
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Poling Incumbent 24.7% 11,844
     Republican Frederick Gillespie 21.5% 10,280
Total Votes 47,880

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Ellem was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 10. He is one of the three District 10 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. He was opposed by Democrat Daniel Poling, and Republicans Frederick David Gillespie and Thomas Azinger in the general election. The three top vote-getters were elected. He defeated Republicans Courtney L. Ahlborn, Bill Bell, Denny Harton, Eric Jiles and Randall Rapp in the May 11 primary election.[5][6][7]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 10 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Ellem (R) 10,307 28.05%
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Azinger (R) 9,853 26.82%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Poling (D) 8,592 23.38%
Frederick Gillespie (R) 7,992 21.75%
West Virginia State Senate, District 10 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas A. Azinger (R) 2,613 16.93%
Green check mark transparent.png John N. Ellem (R) 2,558 16.57  %
Green check mark transparent.png Frederick David Gillespie (R) 1,567 10.15%
Randall Carson Rapp (R) 1,557 10.09%
Eric Shane Jiles (R) 1,402 9.08 %
Denny P. Harton (R) 1,263 8.18%
Courtney Lynne Ahlborn (R) 847 5.49%
William Russell Bell (R) 429 2.78%

2008

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2008

In 2008, Ellem was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 10. Ellem (R) finished with 11,003 votes. Ahead of him was Tom Azinger (R) with 11,067 votes and behind him were Dan Poling (D) with 10,086 votes, Brenda Brum (D) with 10,077 votes, Frederick Gillespie (R) with 9,040 votes and Iris McCrady (D) with 6,389 votes.[8] Ellem raised $20,943 for his campaign fund.[9]

West Virginia House District 10
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Azinger (R) 11,067
Green check mark transparent.png John Ellem (R) 11,003
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Poling (D) 10,086
Brenda Brum (D) 10,077
Frederick Gillespie (R) 9,040
Iris McCrady (D) 6,389

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ellem is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Ellem raised a total of $140,745 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[10]

John Ellem's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 West Virginia State House, District 10 Won $31,004
2010 West Virginia State House, District 10 Won $27,832
2008 West Virginia State House, District 10 Won $20,943
2006 West Virginia State House, District 10 Won $17,270
2004 West Virginia State House, District 10 Won $22,934
2002 West Virginia State House, District 10 Won $20,762
Grand Total Raised $140,745

2012

Ellem won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012. During that election cycle, Ellem raised a total of $31,004.
West Virginia House of Delegates 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Ellem's campaign in 2012
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council$2,000
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council$2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO$2,000
West Virginia Association for Justice$2,000
Blass, Scott S$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,004
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ellem won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. During that election cycle, Ellem raised a total of $27,832.

2008

Ellem won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2008. During that election cycle, Ellem raised a total of $20,943.

2006

Ellem won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2006. During that election cycle, Ellem raised a total of $17,270.

2004

Ellem won re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2004. During that election cycle, Ellem raised a total of $22,934.

2002

Ellem won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2002. During that election cycle, Ellem raised a total of $20,762.

Personal

Ellem and his wife, Sherry, have one child.

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2014

In 2014, the West Virginia State Legislature was in session from January 8 through March 10.

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