Meet Assemblyman John Ellison


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Committed To Nevada

Born into a ranching family, John was raised in Elko and is proud to call Northeastern Nevada my home. John has been a leader in his community and around the state, always looking to improve the lives of Nevadans.

John has been happily married to his wife, Cindy Heathman of Wells, for over  30 years. Together, Cindy and John have four wonderful children: John-Jr (deceased), Billy, Michelle, and Nicole, and eight beautiful grandchildren.

John’s political career began in 1993, when he was first elected to the Elko City Council, where he served for eight years. He was later elected to the Elko County Commission, and soon after to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010.

During the 2019 Legislative Session, Assemblyman Ellison was the Co-Deputy Minority Leader and served on the Assembly Government Affairs, Assembly Growth and Infrastructure, and Assembly Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining Committees. John is no stranger to leadership positions serving are the Chair of Government Affairs Committee and Speaker Pro Tempore in 2015. Assemblyman Ellison’s efforts led to him receiving the highest score of any Nevada legislator from both the American Conservative Union and Nevada Policy Research Institute for the 80th Legislative Session.