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Johnny Ellis
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Alaska State Senate District I
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 23, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, Alaska State Senate
2013-2014
Majority Leader, Alaska State Senate
2008-2012
Minority Leader, Alaska State Senate
1998-2002
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska State House of Representatives
1986-1992
Education
Bachelor'sClaremont McKenna College, 1982
Personal
BirthdayMarch 13, 1960
Place of birthSpringfield, MO
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Johnny Ellis (b. March 13, 1960) is a Democratic member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District I. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Ellis served as the Senate Minority Leader from 2013 to 2014 and from 1998 to 2008 and as Senate Majority Leader from 2008 to 2012. He served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1986 through 1992.

Biography

Ellis earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1982.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Social Services
Labor & Commerce
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Here is a list of the bills sponsored by Senator Johnny Ellis.

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Ellis won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 9 (I). He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012 Democratic primary and defeated Paul Kendall (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Alaska State Senate, District 9 (I), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohnny Ellis Incumbent 68.1% 6,818
     Republican Paul Kendall 31.9% 3,190
Total Votes 10,008

2010

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2010

Ellis won re-election to the District L seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Richard M. Wanda in the November 2 general election.[4]

Alaska State Senate, District L General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Johnny Ellis (D) 6,159
Richard M. Wanda (R) 3,852

2006

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2006

In 2006, Ellis was re-elected to the Alaska State Senate, District L. Ellis ran unopposed in the election taking 7,105 votes.[5] Ellis raised $62,261 for his campaign fund.[6]

Alaska State Senate, District L (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Johny Ellis (D) 7,105

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ellis is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Ellis raised a total of $475,791 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[7]

Johnny Ellis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State Senate, District I Won $55,247
2010 Alaska State Senate, District L Won $63,553
2008 Alaska State Senate, District L Not up for election $0
2006 Alaska State Senate, District L Won $63,261
2004 Alaska State Senate, District L Not up for election $0
2002 Alaska State Senate, District L Won $114,786
1998 Alaska State Senate, District H Won $25,228
1994 Alaska State Senate, District H Won $19,096
1992 Alaska State Senate, District H Won $96,554
1990 Alaska State House, District 12B Won $38,066
Grand Total Raised $475,791

2012

Ellis won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $55,247.
Alaska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Johnny Ellis's campaign in 2012
National Education Association Alaska$2,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$2,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341$2,000
Anchorage Police Department Employees Association$2,000
Alaska Teamsters$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$55,247
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ellis won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $63,553.

2006

Ellis won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $63,261.

2002

Ellis won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $114,786.

1998

Ellis won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $25,228.

1996

Ellis won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $19,096.

1992

Ellis won election to the Alaska State Senate in 1992. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $96,554.

1990

Ellis won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1990. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $38,066.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[8]

2012

In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 17 to April 15. It was in special session from April 15 to April 30.[9]

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska State Senate District I
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Alaska State Senate District L
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Kevin Meyer (R)