|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 38|
|1980 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||35|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 6, 1979|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Date of birth||July 31, 1946|
|Profession||Real estate developer, pastor|
Ellis attended East Mississippi Community College, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Ministerial Institute & College, and the New Orleans Theological Seminary. His professional experience includes working as a consultant, businessman, owner of a Christian bookstore, real estate developer, and Pastor at Running Water Baptist Church.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Ellis served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Apportionment and Elections|
|• Interstate Cooperation|
|• Public Property|
|• Ways and Means|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Ellis served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Utilities, Chair|
|• Select Cmte on Utility Cost Recovery, Chair|
|• Executive Contingent Fund|
|• Interstate Cooperation|
|• Judiciary A|
|• Judiciary En Banc|
|• Oil, Gas and Other Minerals|
|• Ways and Means|
Race for Speaker
Following House Speaker William McCoy's (D) decision not to run for re-election in 2011, lawmakers poised themselves to run for the position. According to reports, Ellis was considered a possible candidate for the speakership. A possible frontrunner was Jeffrey Smith (R) who narrowly lost the 2008 speaker election by a single vote. Lawmakers eventually elected Philip Gunn (R) at the start of the 2012 session.
On November 8, 2011, Ellis won re-election to District 38 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.
On November 6, 2007, Ellis was re-elected in District 38. He ran unopposed.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 38 (2007)|
|Tyrone Ellis (D)||5,281||100.0%|
In 2011, Ellis received $24,550 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tyrone Ellis's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi Optometric Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$24,550|
|Total Votes received in 2011||5,667|
|Cost of each vote received||$4.33|
In 2007, Ellis collected $31,274 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Rural Electric Cooperatives||$2,250|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee: Legislator "Business and Jobs" Report Card
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Ellis is married with two children. He has been Vice Moderator of the 1st James Creek District Association, and a member of the Christian Booksellers Association, Greater Starkville-Oktibbeha County Partnership, Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Masons, Mississippi Arts for the Handicapped, Moor High Booster Club, and the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus.
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
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- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Ellis
- Hattiesburg American, "Race for House speaker begins in earnest," August 3, 2011
- Associated Press, "Lawmakers convene, elect Gunn as House Speaker," January 4, 2012
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2011 Election Results," accessed March 23, 2014
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributions to Tyrone Ellis
- StateScape, "Session Schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
- Business and Industry Political Education Committee, "Legislator 'Business & Jobs' Report Card - 2014 Legislative Session," accessed August 30, 2014
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