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John Ellison
Nevada State Assembly, District 33
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$146.29/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Date of birth1953
ProfessionElectrical contractor
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Campaign website
John Ellison (b. 1953) is a Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Ellison's professional experience includes working as an electrical contractor.

Committee assignments


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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Government Affairs
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining


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



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Ellison ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 33. Ellison ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Ellison won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Ellison defeated Dale Andrus in the June 8 primary by a margin of 3,162-1,626. He bested Michael McFarlane (D) and Janine Hanson (Independent American) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 33 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Ellison (R) 6,905
Janine Hanson (I) 4,100
Michael McFarlane (D) 2,467

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ellison is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ellison raised a total of $163,272 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.[5]

John Ellison's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 33 Won $69,336
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 33 Won $93,936
Grand Total Raised $163,272


Ellison won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Ellison raised a total of $69,336.


Ellison won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Ellison raised a total of $93,936.


Nevada Policy Research Institute

See also: Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card

The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a Nevada-based conservative-libertarian think tank, releases a "Legislative Report Card" evaluating members of the Nevada State Legislature on "each lawmaker's voting record on legislation impacting the degree of economic freedom and education reform." Bills determined by the Institute to be of greater significance are weighted accordingly. According to the Institute, "a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty".[6]


Ellison received a score of 81.28 percent in the 2011 report card, ranking 8th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[6]


Ellison and his wife, Cindy, have three children.

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Preceded by
John Carpenter (R)
Nevada State Assembly District 33
2011- present
Succeeded by