Jerry Ellis

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Jerry Ellis
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Oklahoma State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
November 23, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Prior offices
Oklahoma State House of Representatives
2003-2008
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University, 1969.
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Military
Years of service1969-1972
Personal
BirthdayDecember 11, 1946
Place of birthHugo, OK
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jerry Ellis (b. December 11, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

On January 28, 2014, Gov. Mary Fallin announced that a special election would take place to fill Ellis' District 5 seat. Ellis can not complete the final two years of his term because term limits only allow legislators to serve 12 years in office. The special election will coincide with the regular scheduled elections. The primary election will take place on June 24, with a potential runoff scheduled for August 26. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014.[1]

Biography

Ellis earned his B.S. in Animal Science from the Oklahoma State University in 1969. His professional experience includes being the Co-Founder/Executive of Southeast Times Newspaper. Prior to serving as senator, Ellis served in the United States Military from 1969 to 1972.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Business and Commerce
General Government
Tourism and Wildlife

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012

Ellis ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma Senate District 5. Ellis ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26. He defeated Howard Houchen in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Ellis Incumbent 66.5% 15,920
     Republican Howard Houchen 33.5% 8,010
Total Votes 23,930

2008

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Ellis was re-elected to Oklahoma Senate District 5.[6]

Oklahoma Senate District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png JERRY ELLIS (D) 16,497
PATRICK K. MILLER (R) 6,350

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jerry Ellis is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Jerry Ellis raised a total of $331,548 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[7]

Jerry Ellis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma State Senate, District 5 Won $130,807
2010 Oklahoma State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $66,414
2008 Oklahoma State Senate, District 5 Won $75,358
2006 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 1 Won $23,848
2004 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 1 Won $8,545
2002 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 1 Won $26,576
Grand Total Raised $331,548

2012

Jerry Ellis won re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jerry Ellis raised a total of $130,807.
Oklahoma State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Ellis's campaign in 2012
Oklahoma State AFL-CIO$5,000
Oklahoma Education Association$5,000
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma$5,000
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$130,807
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jerry Ellis was not up for election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jerry Ellis raised a total of $66,414.

2008

Jerry Ellis won election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Jerry Ellis raised a total of $75,358.

2006

Jerry Ellis won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Jerry Ellis raised a total of $23,848.

2004

Jerry Ellis won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Jerry Ellis raised a total of $8,545.

2002

Jerry Ellis won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Jerry Ellis raised a total of $26,576.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 54th Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to May 24. In 2014, the Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to May 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 7 to May 27. In 2012, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 6 to May 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

Personal

Ellis is married to Cynthia and together they have one child, Tom. They reside in Valliant, Oklahoma.

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2002–present
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