Jim Ellison

Biographical Information

Born: January 7, 1952 in Detroit, MI
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Jodie Ellison
Children: Emilie Florkowski; Brian Ellison; Bradley Ellison; Sarah Ellison Bryan; Jonathan Ellison; Jacob Kuhn; Madeline Dehring
Education: Kimball High School, Royal Oak, MI -- Class of 1970
Employment/Military Record: Construction cost estimator, Ronnisch Construction Group (2015-present); business development, Royal Oak Storage (2010-2014); construction cost estimator, Barton Malow Co (1985-2010)
Community Activities: Royal Oak Plan Commission (2001-2016); past president, Stagecrafters Community Theatre (2000-2002); past vice president, Royal Oak Longfellow School PTA

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2022)
Other Offices: Mayor, City of Royal Oak (2003-2016); commissioner, City of Royal Oak (1991-1995)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 26th District 2020
General Vote: 33,208 of 52,163 (63%)
Primary Vote: 15,630 of 15,630 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 26th District 2018
General Vote: 27,962 of 40,815 (68%)
Primary Vote: 12,778 of 12,778 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac, AFL-CIO, County Road Association of Michigan, Michigan Association For Justice, Small Business Association of Michigan, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Realtors, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Michigan House 26th District 2016
General Vote: 26,785 of 45,118 (59%)
Primary Vote: 6,561 of 6,561 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, the County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, Michigan Realtors RPAC, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, Michigan Restaurant Association, Michigan Laborers' District Council, Michigan Education Association, Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers

Political Activities: Member: Royal Oak Area Democratic Club, Michigan Democratic Party, Oakland County Democratic Party

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