15th-29th Legislature (1987 -2016)

SENATE
JOHNNY ELLIS





Senator Johnny Ellis
District: H
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1987-1992 Representative
1993-2016 Senator
2005-2006 Senator Senate Minority Leader
2007-2010 Senator Senate Majority Leader
2013-2014 Senator Senate Minority Leader (2013)

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Date and Place of Birth:
March 13, 1960
Springfield, MO

Occupation:
Former Business Owner, Alaska Natural (Wholesale Alaska Gift Items), Macuir Company

Commissioner:
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage, 1975-present

Education:
High School - Bartlett, 1975-79
College - University of Alaska Anchorage, 1978-79; Claremont McKenna College, 1979-82, B.A. (honors)

Political and Government Positions:
Senate Rules Chair, Present Commissioner, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, present Childrens Caucus, 1987-present American Council for Young Political Leaders, present Co-Chair, 2007-2010 Senate Majority Leader, 1998 member of Mental Health Parity Task Force, Health Resources & Access Task Force, 1991-92 Co-Chair, Family Support Task Force, 1989-90 Co-Chair, Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Task Force, 1990 Chair, House Rules Committee, 1990-92 Chair, House Health, Education & Social Services Committee, 1988-90 Co-Chair/Founder, Tourism Working Group, 1987-89

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Board of Directors, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center; Board of Directors, Blacks in Alaska History Project, Inc.; Board Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southcentral Alaska; Board Member, Food Bank of Anchorage Advisory Board; Fairview Community Council; Board Member, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation; Member, Anchorage Waterways Council; Member, Alaska Women’s Lobby; Business and Professional Women/USA; Member, We the People Committee; Member, Key Campaign to advocate for people with disabilities

Other:
1st Annual Senator Johnny Ellis Community Service Award, 2000, Alaska Community Service Commission, Alaska Business and Professional Women Appreciation Award, 2000 ACLU Legislator of the Year Award, 1996 Alaska Public Health Association Award for Community Service, 1996 Advocate for Alaska’s Children Award, 1998 Excellence Award, Anchorage Association for Education of Young Children, 1995 Primary Health Care Award Winner; Outstanding Representative, Standing Together Against Rape Golden Key Award, Key Campaign for Developmental Disabilities Recipient, Mayor’s Award for Historical Preservation

Special Interests:
Travel, reading, politics and history

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 4 ALASKA HEALTHY START PROGRAM SENATOR ELLIS
(S) HES 01/11/1993
SB 5 MEDICAID FOR CERTAIN DISABLED CHILDREN SENATOR ELLIS
(S) FIN 04/07/1993
SB 14 VALIDITY OF POWERS OF ATTORNEY SENATOR ELLIS
(S) JUD 01/11/1993
SB 16 AIDEA BONDS: ANCHORAGE SEAFOOD FACILITY SENATOR ELLIS
(S) FIN 03/19/1993
SB 17 APPR: MARICULTURE TECHNICAL CENTER SENATOR ELLIS
(S) RES 01/11/1993
SB 18 APPR: WEST ANCHORAGE HIGH SCHOOL SENATOR ELLIS
(S) HES 02/25/1993
SB 37 EXTEND STEP PROGRAM TWO YEARS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) STA 01/11/1993
SB 108 RESTRICTIONS ON DNA TESTING SENATOR ELLIS
(S) HES 02/11/1993
SB 197 PROHIBIT LOUD VEHICLE SOUND SYSTEMS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) TRA 04/15/1993
SB 220 ADD "CAT" TO SCHEDULE IA DRUG LIST SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 30 SLA 94 05/08/1994
SB 235 STUDENT LOANS FOR HEALTH CARE EDUCATION SENATOR ELLIS
(S) HES 01/10/1994
SB 259 PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION ESTABLISHED SENATOR ELLIS
(S) HES 01/24/1994
SB 296 EXTEND FOSTER CARE REVIEW PANEL SENATOR ELLIS
(S) L&C 04/12/1994
SB 314 PUBLIC SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATION SENATOR ELLIS
(S) STA 02/14/1994
SJR 7 CREATE EDUCATION ENDOWMENT SENATOR ELLIS
(S) HES 01/11/1993
SJR 13 EXPORT OF ALASKA OIL SENATOR ELLIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 02/28/1994
SJR 22 URGE FEDERAL FEE ON IMPORTED OIL SENATOR ELLIS
(S) O&G 02/19/1993
SJR 37 RUN-OFF ELECTION: GOV. & LT. GOV. SENATOR ELLIS
(S) STA 01/10/1994
SJR 38 RESTRUCTURE PERMANENT FUND SENATOR ELLIS
(S) JUD 03/16/1994
SJR 41 SUPPORTING FEDERAL EARTHQUAKE INSURANCE SENATOR ELLIS
(S) L&C 01/26/1994



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 3 REGULATION OF HOME CARE PROVIDERS REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE
CHAPTER 45 SLA 94 05/23/1994
HB 4 PROTECT ELDERLY AND DISABLED ADULTS REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE
CHAPTER 103 SLA 94 06/09/1994
HB 64 ANTI-STALKING LAW REPRESENTATIVE TOOHEY
CHAPTER 40 SLA 93 05/27/1993
HB 116 STATE SHARE OF FEDERAL GAS ROYALTIES REPRESENTATIVE HANLEY
CHAPTER 53 SLA 93 06/03/1993
HB 128 EARLY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PATERNITY REPRESENTATIVE B.DAVIS
CHAPTER 80 SLA 94 06/06/1994
HB 211 MUNICIPAL INVENTORY TAX EXEMPTION:EXPORTS REPRESENTATIVE TOOHEY
CHAPTER 66 SLA 93 06/24/1993
HB 293 EXTEND COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPRESENTATIVE PARNELL
CHAPTER 62 SLA 93 06/18/1993
HB 330 FUEL STATE AUTO FLEET WITH NATURAL GAS REPRESENTATIVE GREEN
CHAPTER 122 SLA 94 06/28/1994
HB 347 STATE LONG-TERM PLANNING REPRESENTATIVE PARNELL
VETOED BY GOVERNOR 06/29/1994
HCR 5 TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL GIRLS STATE REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 03/10/1993
HCR 7 ALCOHOL-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 05/26/1993
HCR 31 ALCOHOL-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE NICHOLIA
LEGIS RESOLVE 48 05/23/1994
HJR 21 IN MEMORIAM THURGOOD MARSHALL REPRESENTATIVE DAVIES
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 03/18/1993
HJR 36 REPEAL 100 HOUR RULE FOR AFDC PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE BRICE
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 04/05/1994
SB 1 RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM SENATOR DUNCAN
(S) JUD 03/16/1993
SB 2 PAY EQUITY BASED ON VALUE OF WORK SENATOR DONLEY
(S) L&C 02/11/1994
SB 8 STATE AID FOR EDUCATION SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) HES 01/11/1993
SB 11 ANTI-STALKING LAW SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) JUD 03/15/1993
SB 21 MISC. GRANDPARENT VISITATION RIGHTS SENATOR DONLEY
(H) JUD 05/03/1994
SB 22 ANTI-STALKING LAW SENATOR LEMAN
(S) STA 01/11/1993
SB 55 PAYMENT FOR ABORTION SERVICES SENATOR DONLEY
(S) HES 01/22/1993
SB 63 APPROP: KACHEMAK BAY ST. PK.TIMBER RIGHTS SENATOR LITTLE
(S) RES 01/22/1993
SB 70 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LOAN GUARANTEES SENATOR DUNCAN
(H) RLS 05/10/1994
SB 71 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEM SENATOR LEMAN
CHAPTER 36 SLA 93 05/27/1993
SB 78 DEADLINES FOR FUNDING EDUCATION SENATOR LITTLE
(S) HES 04/24/1993
SB 91 MEDICAID COVERAGE OF MIDWIFE SERVICES SENATOR LEMAN
CHAPTER 51 SLA 93 06/03/1993
SB 98 APPRO: EXXON VALDEZ RESTORATION PROJECTS SENATOR LINCOLN
(S) O&G 02/05/1993
SB 114 STATE HEALTH RESOURCES AUTHORITY SENATOR DUNCAN
(S) HES 03/02/1993
SB 136 NATIVE LANGUAGE EDUCATION SENATOR LINCOLN
(S) HES 01/26/1994
SB 171 AIDEA BONDS; BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROG. SENATOR PEARCE
CHAPTER 27 SLA 93 05/26/1993
SB 196 BOARD OF ARCH/ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS EXT. SENATOR LEMAN
(S) RLS 04/23/1993
SB 219 APPROP:EDUCATION FUNDING/SCHOOL DEBT FY95 SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) CRA 01/10/1994
SB 222 NO FEE FOR CAR REGISTRATION IN PERSON SENATOR DONLEY
(S) STA 01/10/1994
SB 224 STATE-RELATED USE OF RECYCLED PAPER SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) STA 01/10/1994
SB 229 APPROP: UAA 600 BED DORMITORY SENATOR KELLY
(S) FIN 01/28/1994
SB 231 PAY PHYSICIAN ASSTS UNDER MEDICAID SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) FIN 03/31/1994
SB 241 MANAGEMENT COOK INLET/KENAI RIVER SALMON SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RES 01/12/1994
SB 274 TASK FORCE ON RECYLING INDUSTRIES SENATOR DUNCAN
(S) STA 02/02/1994
SB 297 OBSTRUCTING HEALTH CARE FACILITIES SENATOR DONLEY
(S) HES 02/11/1994
SB 319 DRUG FREE RECREATION AND YOUTH CENTERS SENATOR PEARCE
CHAPTER 70 SLA 94 06/03/1994
SCR 1 TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL BOYS' STATE SENATOR LEMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 03/10/1993
SCR 3 HEALTH CARE REFORM SENATOR DUNCAN
(S) STA 03/17/1994
SCR 13 GOLD RUSH CENTENNIAL DECADE SENATOR SHARP
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 04/22/1994
SCR 15 TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL BOYS' STATE SENATOR PHILLIPS
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 04/08/1994
SCR 17 HONORING TOMMY MOE SENATOR KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 04/19/1994
SJR 3 LIMITING TERMS OF LEGISLATORS SENATOR LEMAN
(S) JUD 01/22/1993
SJR 10 REAPPORTIONMENT BOARD & REAPPORTIONMENT SENATOR DONLEY
(S) STA 01/11/1993
SJR 21 THANK MEXICO FOR GRAY WHALE PROTECTION SENATOR KERTTULA
(S) JUD 03/22/1994
SJR 28 RUSSIAN NUCLEAR WASTE IN ARCTIC OCEAN SENATOR LINCOLN
(S) STA 03/31/1993
SJR 32 REPEAL 100 HOUR RULE FOR AFDC PROGRAM SENATOR LINCOLN
(S) HES 04/15/1993
SJR 35 FED CONST AM RE: CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES SENATOR DONLEY
(S) STA 05/03/1993
SSCR 2 DISAPPROVING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 84 SENATOR DUNCAN
(S) HES 02/24/1993