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6 Chesapeake Street
Lyndora, PA 16045
128 Main Capitol
PO Box 202011
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2011
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.
Ellis was elected by his House Republican colleagues in November 2014 to serve as a member of the House Republican Leadership team as caucus administrator for the 2015-16 legislative session. As caucus administrator, he is responsible for managing many business affairs that specifically relate to caucus operations. Ellis also serves as a member of the Committee on Committees, which is the group of legislators responsible for assigning individual members to the various standing committees in the House.
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.
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 advisor 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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