ELKO – Assemblyman John Ellison announced Thursday he will be running for re-election in Nevada’s 33rd Assembly District. Assemblyman Ellison was first elected in 2010 and has served four terms representing the district, which covers Elko, Eureka, Lincoln and White Pine counties.
In 2015, Ellison served as speaker pro tempore of the Nevada Assembly and served as the chairman of Government Affairs. During the 2017 legislative session, he served on the Government Affairs, Transportation and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining committees as well as holding the position of Rural Whip.
Ellison was born in Elko and has been an active community leader and businessman throughout his lifetime. “John is a champion of veterans and public lands issues and will continue to be a conservative voice for the citizens of Assembly District 33,” stated a release from the Assembly Republican Caucus.
“I have had the privilege and honor to serve with Assemblyman Ellison for the past three sessions and have seen firsthand his strong commitment to improving our state’s economy,” said Assembly Minority Leader Jim Wheeler. “We look forward to having him return to Carson City as we continue to move Nevada forward.”
“Assemblyman John Ellison has been a strong supporter of rural issues since his arrival to the Nevada Legislature,” said Deputy Minority Leader James Oscarson. “He has fought to protect water rights, ensure access to quality healthcare and continues to fight to bring back jobs to our communities.”
Assemblyman Ellison will receive the endorsement of the Assembly Republican Caucus, according to the announcement.
The American Conservative Union has awarded Ellison with its top marks in each of his four sessions.
He has received an A+ grade from the NRA.
In 2013, Ellison received the Nevada Press Association’s first ever First Amendment Champions Award
In 2015 he received the Nevada Association of Counties Legislator of the Year Award, as well as special recognition from the Nevada League of Cities
And in 2017, Ellison received the Citizen’s Outreach Legislator of the Year Award.
Elko Mayor Chris Johnson, a fellow Republican, announced this week that he would also be seeking the District 33 seat.