News From Rep. Ellison

Thursday, September 7, 2017

LANSING — Former state Rep. Gary Vanek, who served also served as a Royal Oak high school teacher and member of the state Liquor Control Commission, passed away Sept. 5. In response, Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) issued the following statement:

“It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of a very good friend, teacher and mentor yesterday. I first met Gary Vanek when I was a student at Kimball High School...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) will hold a happy hour on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. on the patio at Fifth Avenue, located at 215 W. 5th St. in Royal Oak.

“During my 13 years as mayor, I always enjoyed being out in the community and visiting with residents,” said Ellison. “I look forward to visiting with residents throughout the year and taking everyone’s thoughts and concerns with me to Lansing...

Friday, May 19, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) will hold his first happy hour on Tuesday, May 23, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fifth Avenue, located at 215 W. Fifth St. in Royal Oak.

“During my 13 years as mayor, I always enjoyed being out in the community and visiting with residents,” Ellison said. “I look forward to visiting with residents throughout the year and taking everyone’s thoughts and concerns with me to Lansing as we...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
LANSING — State Reps. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), Tom Cochran (D-Mason) and Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) and state Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced legislation today to create tax equality by cutting taxes for 94 percent of Michigan families, those making $200,000 a year or less.

The Democrats’ plan comes after the House Republicans’ failed attempt to eliminate or reduce the state income tax in the wee hours of the morning on Feb. 23....

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Last week the House adopted my resolution, House Resolution 32, to recognize March 2017 as Ethnic and Cultural Heritage Month in the state of Michigan*.

For many years, the city of Royal Oak has been recognizing March as an opportunity to celebrate the renewal and enrichment of the many different individuals who have chosen to come to Michigan, become citizens, and call this state their home....

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