Contact My Office 

District Office

6 Chesapeake Street
Suite 200
Lyndora, PA 16045
Tel:  724-283-5852

Capitol Office

128 Main Capitol
PO Box 202011
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2011
Tel: 717-787-7686
Fax: 717-782-2907

Email:  
bellis@pahousegop.com

 

 
About Me 

State Representative Brian Ellis represents the 11th Legislative District, which includes the City of Butler; Chicora, Connoquenessing, Fairview, Karns City, Petrolia, Prospect and Saxonburg boroughs; as well as Butler, Clearfield, Connoquenessing, Donegal, Fairview, Jefferson, Oakland and Summit townships. A native of Butler County, Brian is committed to strengthening the state’s economy and protecting Butler County’s traditional values in the state Capitol.

During the 2017-18 legislative session, Ellis is serving as chairman of the House Commerce Committee, which is responsible for originating legislation and overseeing implementation of programs which affect Pennsylvania companies. The committee has primary jurisdiction over corporate governance through the business corporation law, as well as regulation of offers of sale and credit through such statutes as the Goods and Services Installment Sales Act, the Unfair Sales Act, and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act.

A third-generation small business owner, Ellis has identified economic growth as his top legislative priority. In the decade before his election, he worked with his family to build a network of western Pennsylvania auto dealerships, Ellis Auto Group, with branches in Lyndora and Penn Township. Due to his entrepreneurial experience, Ellis was named chairman of the House Subcommittee on Small Business and as co-chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee’s Small Business Task Force.

During the previous legislative session, Ellis was elected by his colleagues to serve as a member of the House Leadership team as caucus administrator. In this position, he was responsible for managing many business affairs that specifically related to caucus operations. In March 2009, he was appointed by then-House Republican Leader Sam Smith to serve on Gov. Ed Rendell’s Stimulus Oversight Commission. In January 2008, Ellis was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. In addition, he was appointed to the Moraine Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America Executive Board in May 2008.

In addition to his leadership as a businessman, Ellis has served in numerous Butler County volunteer organizations, including the Butler AM Rotary, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board, and the county commissioners’ Drug and Alcohol Advisory Panel. He has also served as adviser to the YMCA Youth and Government Program — where he first became interested in public service while still in high school — and was named keynote speaker for the program’s statewide conference in 2005. Ellis formerly served on the Butler County Community College Board of Trustees and the Pennsylvania state YMCA Board of Directors.

Ellis graduated from Butler High School in 1988 and holds a communications degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ellis is the son of the late Jim and Diane Ellis of Butler Township. Brian’s wife, Monica, is an information technology consultant. He and his wife live in Meridian with their sons, Justin and Nathan, and attend St. Fidelis Catholic Church.

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