News From Rep. Ellison

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Yesterday’s high winds have left many without power. It is currently estimated that more than 630,000 DTE Energy customers are without power due to extraordinarily high winds that hit the entire state yesterday, and we are being told that it could take several days before everyone’s power is restored. 

If you or a loved one or friends are experiencing a power outage, please click here to report a power outage and get estimates on when...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Please join me for my first happy hour on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fifth Avenue, 215 W. 5th St. in Royal Oak. We will be upstairs!

I will be holding periodic happy hours so residents have an opportunity to visit with me in the evening and discuss the issues facing our schools, communities and state.

Stay tuned for future happy hour announcements. 



Join Rep. Ellison for a Happy Hour
Thursday, February 23, 2017

I want to thank the hundreds of residents who have taken the time to contact my office regarding HB 4001, which would have blown a massive hole in our state budget by hastily reducing or eliminating the income tax.

I'm very glad that level heads prevailed at 1:30 a.m. this morning when HB 4001 was defeated as 12 Republicans joined all but one Democrat in opposition to the bill.

We were in session for 12...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I’m honored to have been appointed to serve on the House Committees on Local Government, Tax Policy, and Families, Children and Seniors.


As a member of the House Local Government Committee, I look forward to helping empower our local communities by making sure more of our tax dollars make it back home.

While other states have been investing in their local communities, Michigan is the only state to have seen a reduction in revenue...

State Rep. Jim Ellison at work in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

My wife, Jodie, and I had a great time visiting with residents and leaders from all across Michigan at the State of State address.

I was excited to hear Gov. Rick Snyder continue to speak about the importance of career technical education, STEM and vocational trades. I have several ideas to help advance our state’s progress in these areas, and look forward to working with Gov. Snyder my colleagues to help students and adults prepare...

State Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) with his wife, Jodie, at the 2017 State of the State address at the state capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.