Michael Ellis (Wisconsin)
|Wisconsin State Senate District 19|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
January 3, 2015
Michael Ellis (b. February 21, 1941) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate who currently serves as President of the Senate. Ellis has represented District 19 since 1998. The 19th District includes Appleton, Menasha, and Neenah. He was the Senate Minority Leader in 1993, 1995, 1997, and 1999. From 1970 to 1980, he was an Assemblyman in the Wisconsin State Assembly and from 1969 to 1975, he was an alderman on the Neenah City Council.
Ellis' professional experiences also include farming and teaching. He earned his BS in secondary education from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jacksonn has been appointed to these committees:
- Joint Committee on Employment Relations, Co-Chair
- Joint Committee on Legislative Council, Co-Chair
- Joint Committee on Legislative Organization, Co-Chair
- Senate Organization
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jacksonn served on these committees:
- Ethics Reform and Government Operations Committee, Wisconsin Senate
- Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions
Budget bill, 2011
The legislative process for creating and passing the budget the state budget included protestors and a lot of national attention. Late on June 16, 2011, the state Senate passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $66 billion budget on a party-line 19-14 vote after nine hours of debate.
The 2011 legislative session was sharply divided between Republican and Democratic lawmakers on nearly all of Walker’s proposed legislation. The earlier protests included two protesters who chained themselves to railings in the Senate chamber’s viewing gallery.
Once Gov. Walker signs the budget into law, it will take effect July 1.
One protester began shouting from the Senate chamber’s viewing gallery as Senate President Michael Ellis called for a vote. “I want my democracy back!” she screamed.
Republicans accused Democrats of being short-sighted and resisting measures that could bring jobs to Wisconsin, ultimately benefiting the state.
“You want to talk values? Let’s talk values,” said state Sen. Alberta Darling. “Frugality...having a job...that’s the mission we have.”
Democrats accused Republicans of ignoring the needs of children by slashing funding for education while introducing tax breaks for businesses, and of targeting low-income residents while refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy.
- See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010
|Wisconsin State Senate, District 19 (2010) General Election|
|Michael Ellis (R)||36,122||99.04%|
|Wisconsin Senate, District 19 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Michael G. Ellis (R)||16,511||99.73%|
Two days after the general election, Ellis was elected President of the Wisconsin State Senate by his Republican peers on November 4, 2010.
Michael Ellis raised $40,754 for his campaign.
|Wisconsin State Senate, District 19 (2006)|
|Michael Ellis (R)||51,162|
Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Ellis includes:
In 2008, Ellis collected $18,258 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign: 
|School Administrators Alliance||$500|
|Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters||$500|
|Egelhoff for Assembly||$500|
- Sen. Ellis's Wisconsin State Legislature website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign contributions: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
- Michael Ellis on Facebook
- Michael Ellis on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Ellis
- "Senate OKs budget above din of protesters, "Wisconsin Reporter", June 16th, 2011
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office, 2010," July 13, 2010
- Official GAB primary results
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Official General Election 2010 Results
- Chicago Tribune "Fitzgerald, Ellis elected to leadership positions", November 4, 2010
- Wisconsin State Election Results, 2006
- Follow the Money 2006
- Bill 221
- Bill 181
- 2008 contributors to Michael Ellis
- Senate website biography
|Wisconsin State Senate District 19
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