|Mississippi House of Representatives District 38|
|1980 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||33|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 6, 1979|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Birthday||July 31, 1946|
|Profession||Real estate developer, pastor|
Ellis is a consultant, businessman, owner of a Christian Bookstore, a real estate developer, and Pastor at Running Water Baptist Church. He attended East Mississippi Community College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Ministerial Institute & College, and the New Orleans Theological Seminary.
Ellis is 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.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Ellis served on the following committees:
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Ellis was appointed to the following committees:
- Public Utilities (Chair)
- Select Committee 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 of the House
Following House Speaker William McCoy's (D) decision not to run for re-election in 2011, lawmakers are posturing to run for his powerful legislative position. According to reports, Ellis is considered a possible candidate for the speakership. A possible frontrunner is Jeffrey Smith (R) who narrowly lost the 2008 speaker election by a single vote. Lawmakers will vote on a new speaker at the start of the 2012 session. A narrow margin of power for either party following the election could force lawmakers to form a coalition in order to elect a new speaker.
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 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|
Post Office Box 1018, 112C-NC
Jackson, MS 39215-1018
Post Office Box 892
Starkville, MS 39760
Ellis is married and has 2 children.
- Mississippi House Member Page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Ellis
- ↑ Race for House speaker begins in earnest," August 3, 2011
- ↑ Mississippi Secretary of State, 2011 Official Primary Candidate List
- ↑ http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94602
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