Jake Ellzey

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Jake Ellzey
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U.S. House Texas District 6

Tenure

2021 - Present

Term ends

2023

Years in position

0

Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives District 10

Elections and appointments
Last elected

July 27, 2021

Education

Bachelor's

United States Naval Academy

Military

Service / branch

U.S. Navy

Years of service

1992 - 2012

Personal
Profession
Pilot
Contact

Jake Ellzey (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Texas' 6th Congressional District. He assumed office on July 30, 2021. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

Ellzey (Republican Party) ran in a special election to the U.S. House to represent Texas' 6th Congressional District. He won in the special general runoff election on July 27, 2021.

Biography

Jake Ellzey served in the U.S. Navy. Ellzey earned a degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1992. His career experience includes working as a civilian contractor, a fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, and a commercial airline pilot.[1][2] Ellzey served on the Texas Veterans Commission.[2]

Committee assignments

2021-2022

Ellzey was assigned to the following committees:

2021 battleground election

See also: Texas' 6th Congressional District special election, 2021

Jake Ellzey (R) defeated Susan Wright (R) in a July 27, 2021, special runoff election to fill the vacancy in Texas' 6th Congressional District.[3] With 98% of precincts reporting, Ellzey received 53% of the vote to Wright's 47%.[4] Both runoff candidates were Republicans. The seat did not change party control as a result of the special election.

The two advanced from a 23-candidate special election on May 1, 2021.[5] Wright received 19.2% of the vote, while Ellzey received 13.8% of the vote.

The previous incumbent, Ronald Wright (R), died from COVID-19 related complications on February 7, 2021. Susan Wright is Ronald Wright's widow. Former President Donald Trump (R) endorsed her on April 26.[6] Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who served in Trump's cabinet, endorsed Ellzey.[7]

Patrick Svitek of The Texas Tribune reported that in statements and interviews in the days following the special election, the candidates "[agreed] that they do not have many — if any — policy differences." In an interview with Mark Davis, a conservative radio host based in Texas, Wright said that she and Ellzey differed more in style than on policy and that the runoff would be about who voters trust more to fight for them in Congress. In his interview with Davis, Ellzey blamed any divisiveness in the election on Club for Growth, which ran ads against Ellzey. Following the special election, David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, called on Ellzey to drop out of the race and endorse Wright.[8][9]

The district was more competitive in both presidential and congressional elections from 2012 to 2020. In 2020, Donald Trump (R) won the district 51% to 48%, running behind Wright, who won 53% to 44%. In 2016, Trump won the district 54% to 42%, while then-Rep. Joe Barton (R) won 58% to 39%. In 2012, Mitt Romney (R) won the district 58% to 41% while Joe Barton won re-election 58% to 39%. Midterm elections in the district followed the same trend. In 2018, Wright won re-election 53% to 45%, while Barton won 61% to 36% in 2014.

Elections

2021

See also: Texas' 6th Congressional District special election, 2021

General runoff election
Special general runoff election for U.S. House Texas District 6

Jake Ellzey defeated Susan Wright in the special general runoff election for U.S. House Texas District 6 on July 27, 2021.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Jake Ellzey (R)
 
53.2
 
20,762

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Susan Wright (R)
 
46.8
 
18,232

Total votes: 38,994
(98.00% precincts reporting)

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General election
Special general election for U.S. House Texas District 6

The following candidates ran in the special general election for U.S. House Texas District 6 on May 1, 2021.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Susan Wright (R)
 
19.2
 
15,052

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Jake Ellzey (R)
 
13.8
 
10,851

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Jana Lynne Sanchez (D)
 
13.4
 
10,497

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Brian E. Harrison (R)
 
10.8
 
8,476

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Shawn Lassiter (D)
 
8.9
 
6,964

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John Castro (R)
 
5.5
 
4,321

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Tammy Allison (D)
 
5.4
 
4,238

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Lydia Bean (D)
 
3.7
 
2,920

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Michael Wood (R)
 
3.2
 
2,503

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Michael Ballantine (R)
 
2.8
 
2,224

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Daniel Rodimer (R)
 
2.7
 
2,086

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Daryl Eddings (D)
 
2.1
 
1,652

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Michael Egan (R)
 
2.0
 
1,543

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Patrick Moses (D)
 
1.5
 
1,189

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Manuel Salazar (D)
 
1.4
 
1,119

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Sery Kim (R)
 
1.1
 
888

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Travis Rodermund (R)
 
0.6
 
460

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Adrian Mizher (Independent)
 
0.4
 
351

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Brian Stephenson (D)
 
0.3
 
271

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Phil Gray (L)
 
0.3
 
265

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Matt Hinterlong (D)
 
0.3
 
252

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Jenny Garcia Sharon (R)
 
0.2
 
150

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Christopher Suprun (D)
 
0.1
 
102

Total votes: 78,374

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Withdrawn or disqualified candidates

Candidate profile

Image of Jake Ellzey

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Incumbent: No

Political Office: 

Texas House of Representatives (Assumed office: 2021)

Biography: 

Jake Ellzey earned a degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1992. Ellzey served in the U.S. Navy. His career experience includes working as a civilian contractor, a fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, and a commercial airline pilot.

Key messages

  • Ellzey said that as the father of two children in public schools, education was a priority for him. "We must stop the efforts at forcing teachers to comply with radical indoctrination and get the focus back on education," he said.

  • Ellzey said he supported deregulation as a way to increase economic growth. He said, "Many regulations are touted as environmental or workers’ protections are cover for big-business and special interests looking to get an edge in the market."

  • Ellzey said he opposed proposed federal projects on state property. "As your next Congressman, I will stand for the rights of Texans to keep, manage, and use their own property. Pet projects like the proposed high-speed rail are made by out-of-touch politicians who have forgotten whose land it really is," he said.

This information was current as of the candidate's run for U.S. House Texas District 6 in 2021


2020

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2020

General election
General election for Texas House of Representatives District 10

Jake Ellzey defeated Matt Savino in the general election for Texas House of Representatives District 10 on November 3, 2020.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Jake Ellzey (R)
 
75.8
 
65,062

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Matt Savino (L)
 
24.2
 
20,733

Total votes: 85,795

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Republican primary election
Republican primary for Texas House of Representatives District 10

Jake Ellzey defeated Ryan Pitts and Robert Rader in the Republican primary for Texas House of Representatives District 10 on March 3, 2020.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Jake Ellzey
 
64.8
 
15,516

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Ryan Pitts
 
29.5
 
7,059

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Robert Rader
 
5.8
 
1,379

Total votes: 23,954

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Libertarian convention
Libertarian convention for Texas House of Representatives District 10

Matt Savino advanced from the Libertarian convention for Texas House of Representatives District 10 on March 21, 2020.

Candidate

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Matt Savino (L)

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Campaign finance

2018

See also: Texas' 6th Congressional District election, 2018

General election
General election for U.S. House Texas District 6

Ronald Wright defeated Jana Lynne Sanchez and Jason Harber in the general election for U.S. House Texas District 6 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Ronald Wright (R)
 
53.1
 
135,961

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Jana Lynne Sanchez (D)
 
45.4
 
116,350

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Jason Harber (L)
 
1.5
 
3,731

Total votes: 256,042

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Democratic primary runoff election
Democratic primary runoff for U.S. House Texas District 6

Jana Lynne Sanchez defeated Ruby Faye Woolridge in the Democratic primary runoff for U.S. House Texas District 6 on May 22, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Jana Lynne Sanchez
 
53.1
 
6,103

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Ruby Faye Woolridge
 
46.9
 
5,386

Total votes: 11,489

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Republican primary runoff election
Republican primary runoff for U.S. House Texas District 6

Ronald Wright defeated Jake Ellzey in the Republican primary runoff for U.S. House Texas District 6 on May 22, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Ronald Wright
 
52.2
 
12,747

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Jake Ellzey
 
47.8
 
11,686

Total votes: 24,433

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Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for U.S. House Texas District 6

Ruby Faye Woolridge and Jana Lynne Sanchez advanced to a runoff. They defeated John Duncan, Justin Snider, and Levii Shocklee in the Democratic primary for U.S. House Texas District 6 on March 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Ruby Faye Woolridge
 
36.9
 
10,857

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Jana Lynne Sanchez
 
36.9
 
10,838

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John Duncan
 
13.5
 
3,978

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Justin Snider
 
6.9
 
2,014

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Levii Shocklee
 
5.8
 
1,702

Total votes: 29,389

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Republican primary election
Republican primary for U.S. House Texas District 6

The following candidates ran in the Republican primary for U.S. House Texas District 6 on March 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Ronald Wright
 
45.1
 
20,750

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Jake Ellzey
 
21.8
 
9,999

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Ken Cope
 
7.7
 
3,540

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Shannon Dubberly
 
6.3
 
2,884

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Mark Mitchell
 
4.7
 
2,152

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Troy Ratterree
 
4.0
 
1,858

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Kevin Harrison
 
3.9
 
1,771

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Deborah Gagliardi
 
3.6
 
1,676

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Thomas Dillingham
 
1.2
 
544

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Shawn Dandridge
 
1.1
 
518

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Mel Hassell
 
0.6
 
268

Total votes: 45,960

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Withdrawn or disqualified candidates


2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50 percent or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. T.J. Fabby and John Wray defeated Q.D. "Duke" Burge and Jake Ellzey in the Republican primary. Wray defeated Fabby in the May 27 Republican runoff. Wray was unopposed in the general election.[10][11][12]

Campaign themes

2021

Ballotpedia survey responses

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Campaign website

Ellzey’s campaign website stated the following:

DEFEND THE 2ND AMENDMENT
I’m a proud gun owner and lifetime member of the NRA. I spent 20 years serving our nation abroad to keep American families safe and the last thing I want is for them to be defenseless at home.

The new administration and their leftist allies have already shown themselves time and time attack to be radically anti-gun. The way to stop crime is NOT by taking away your right to protect yourself. I oppose any and all federal regulations on the right to keep and bear arms. I will be a relentless and unapologetic defender of our 2nd Amendment.

PROTECT THE RIGHT TO LIFE
Every life is a precious gift from God. As a father and a Christian, I 100% support the right to life as the first and most vital right.

The current administration is stripping federal protections from unborn babies across the board, including the controversial Mexico City policy, which prohibited US dollars from being used to fund abortions overseas. They’ve also made it clear they intend to attack the Hyde Amendment, which has blocked federal Medicaid funding for abortion since 1976.

We NEED strong representation in Washington that will stand for the right to life and stand against attacks on the unborn and all innocent life in our nation.

SECURE OUR BORDER
Biden and his dangerous open border policies have created one of the worst humanitarian crises in our nation’s history. There can be no solution to the generations long problem of illegal immigration without a completely secure border. We must complete the wall and gain complete control over who enters our country to stop human trafficking, put an end to drug violence, and keep our families safe.

PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS
Your property is just that—yours. Washington sometimes forgets that. As your next Congressman, I will stand for the rights of Texans to keep, manage, and use their own property. Pet projects like the proposed high-speed rail are made by out-of-touch politicians who have forgotten whose land it really is.

We must remind Washington that what’s not theirs is NOT theirs.

STOP JOB-KILLING REGULATIONS
With the current administration threatening draconian “protections,” we need someone who will stand up for us and our families against Washington cronies. Many regulations are touted as environmental or workers’ protections are cover for big-business and special interests looking to get an edge in the market.

We must stop the job-killing red tape that hurts small businesses while helping special interests. Get government out of the way of job growth and let our economy thrive.

IMPROVE & PROTECT PUBLIC EDUCATION
Our schools should be places to equip the next generation of leaders, not run social experiments on our children. As a father with two children in public school, I’m committed to making sure our public schools are as strong and as well-equipped to tackle the tough job of teaching our kids.

Here in Texas, we have some of the best teachers in the world. I want to see them supported and given the resources they need to help our kids succeed. We must stop the efforts at forcing teachers to comply with radical indoctrination and get the focus back on education.

I am completely behind our teachers, students, and parents. I am running for Congress to work for them in Washington.

HELP OUR ECONOMY RECOVER
Our economy was booming under President Trump and we can’t let the new administration sabotage that in the name of their liberal agenda. We MUST stand for the free market and stand against efforts to impose socialism. We must let businesses get back to business without government interference and allow honest Americans to make an honest living.

We must stop apologizing for American excellence and instead encourage export and trade of American goods to bolster the global economy. A rising tide lifts all ships and a strong economy is good for Americans as well as our global partners.

STAND UP FOR VETERANS & POLICE
Those who service us at home and abroad deserve our support. I have nothing but respect for those who choose to dedicate their lives to service in uniform. I was honored to work alongside many fine men and women over my 20 years in the Navy and I have never forgotten what it takes to make the decision to serve. The personal, physical, and other sacrifices that must be made in order to serve in our law enforcement and armed forces can’t be summed up.

Whether they serve behind a badge or with an F-22 in Afghanistan, those who put their lives on the line to defend us are owed a debt of gratitude we can never repay. I will always stand with our military, veterans, first responders, and law enforcement, and I will stand against any and all attacks against them.

CUT TAXES
Anyone who has ever run a business or even balanced a household checkbook knows this simple rule—DON’T SPEND MORE THAN YOU HAVE. It’s time Americans stopped footing the bill for Washington’s tax-and-spend policies.

We need to prioritize cutting wasteful spending and stopping tax increases. For too long, Washington has passed bloated budgets and gotten away with it. We need to make Washington spend less instead of charging taxpayers more.

STAND FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY
Elections are the cornerstone of our republic and the liberty of our nation. Texas has some of the most secure elections in the world, but even one case of voter fraud is one too many and other states have not held themselves to our standard of excellence.

I will stand against voter fraud and efforts to subvert the sanctity of our electoral process. This is not a partisan issue, this is a commonsense issue. Our votes must be cast, collected, and counted in a way that is 100% secure and accurate.

STAND WITH ISRAEL
Israel has been our strongest supporter and constant ally in the fight against terrorism. As a trade, defense, and global partner, Israel has strengthened American interests on all fronts. We can’t turn our back on them now.

As your next Congressman, I will stand with our Israeli allies and work to uphold President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the official capital. America must stand with Israel. [13]

Jake Ellzey’s campaign website (2021)[14]

Campaign ads

"Trump Supporters Love Jake Ellzey" - Ellzey campaign ad, released July 9, 2021
"Putting America First" - Ellzey campaign ad, released April 10, 2021
"Education, Not Indoctrination" - Ellzey campaign ad, released April 10, 2021
"Conservative and a Fighter Pilot, NOT a Politician" - Ellzey campaign ad, released February 26, 2021


2020

Ballotpedia survey responses

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2018

Ellzey’s campaign website stated the following:

IMPROVING BORDER SECURITY Border security is essential to national security. To stop the invasion of illegal immigration, we need to build a wall where able, and enforceable choke points patrolled by manpower and reconnaissance air assets. By taking these long overdue actions, we can better fight the drug trade, and eliminate the horrific reality of human trafficking -- the exploitation of women and children.


STOPPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION The fact is the Constitution requires the federal government to protect our states from invasion, and 40,000 apprehensions at the border in one month is an invasion. It’s time we stop chain migration and only issue merit-based green cards for foreign-born individuals who will contribute to the well being of our country. And we need to do more to welcome our legal immigrants and assist them as they assimilate.


IMPROVING OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE After eight years of neglect by the Obama administration, the ability of our military to guarantee our national defense has been compromised. As a result, potential adversaries have become more aggressive and belligerent. It’s time we reinvest in our military, provide our warriors with the tools they need to protect our country and no longer enter in armed conflicts unless we are willing to use our full force to ensure our victory instead of getting bogged down in drawn out conflicts.


TAKING BETTER CARE OF OUR VETERANS We ask our military men and women to risk their lives for our country. Yet our federal government ignores the sacrifice of our veterans by providing subpar services and unconscionable delays in care at our Veterans Affairs facilities. With my experience as a Commissioner on the Texas Veterans Commission, I will lead efforts to overhaul the VA and bring together the VFW, American Legion, IAVA and other veteran service organizations to ensure the best care and benefit services are provided to our warriors. I also want immediate changes in Department of Defense policies to ensure that no active duty or reserve military member will be discharged until their disability rating process is complete.


ESTABLISHING TERM LIMITS I plan to lead by example by serving no more than 5 terms in the US House. The fact is elected leaders from both parties have no interest in giving up high paying jobs and expensive perks. Only by finally passing term limit legislation can we start bringing new blood and fresh ideas to Washington.


CONTINUE TO REFORM OUR TAX CODE The Trump tax cuts are a good start, but more work is needed. I will insist on a complete review of our tax code – that means ending the most egregious taxes that impact working families and looking for additional tax cuts that spur new spending on innovation, research and job creation. Ultimately, I would like to see our country move to a simpler and fairer flat tax.


REDUCE GOVERNMENT SPENDING My goal is to pass a balanced budget amendment. Until then, I would like to see every level of the federal government utilize similar process driven reviews of how they spend our tax dollars. Such reviews have a track record of success. The national debt is a threat to national securtiy and to the future of our children and grandchildren. By rooting out wasteful spending, we can make sure our tax dollars are better used to improve the quality life for all Americans – especially those in need.


DECREASE THE ROLE OF UNELECTED BUREAUCRATS It’s one of the biggest yet most ignored problems in Washington – the negative impact of unelected bureaucrats who don't answer to a constituency. Only congress can make laws and levy taxes and currently, unelected bureaucrats are doing both, and it is a threat to our liberty. I will push for a full review of every governmental agency to find and remove unnecessary positions that are driving up our federal budget. This review would also look closely at the power of government employees to determine if they overstep their intended role.[13]

Jake Ellzey’s campaign website (2018)[15]

2014

Ellzey's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:[16]

As a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, I swore an oath to defend our Constitution from foreign enemies. Now I want to go to Austin to defend Texas from an ever-encroaching federal government that is ignoring the Constitution to micro-manage the states.

I will be a conservative voice for House District 10, fighting federal overreach, defending our 2nd Amendment rights, securing our border, and advocating for fiscally conservative budgets.

Our border is under siege from cartels and gangs smuggling people, weapons and drugs into our cities. I will support a border “surge” operation to rid our state of criminal, cross-border activity.

I support restricting the growth in spending to population growth and inflation, and returning a portion of the state’s Rainy Day Fund to taxpayers in the form of a tax cut. The state shouldn’t hold on to more than $10 billion in excess revenue – it’s your money and you should get it back.

I will be your voice against activist federal agencies, like the EPA, that want to shut down industry and kill local jobs.

As a veteran of several tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, I feel a special calling to help those who served our nation bravely, and returned home with the scars of war. I believe disabled vets should be exempt from property taxes in proportion to their disability. They’ve already paid a great price with their service to our country and the loss of their health.

We live in the greatest state in the union, where free enterprise and freedom flourish. I will defend our values, and fight for our future as I have done for the last 20 years.

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Footnotes

  1. Ellzey for Texas, "Jake Ellzey," accessed August 5, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Texas House of Representatives, "Representative Ellzey, Jake," accessed March 29, 2021
  3. Office of the Texas Governor, "Proclamation for District 6 runoff, Wright replacement election," accessed May 12, 2021
  4. NBC DFW, "Jake Ellzey Declares Victory in District 6 Runoff Election," July 27, 2021
  5. Governor of Texas Greg Abbott, "Special election proclamation - 6th Congressional District," accessed February 24, 2021
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named trump
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named perry
  8. The Texas Tribune, "Texas GOP gears up for contentious runoff in TX-6 congressional race as Democrats grapple with being shut out," May 5, 2021
  9. Club for Growth, "CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC CONGRATULATES SUSAN WRIGHT," May 2, 2021
  10. Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed December 2, 2014
  11. The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributable to the original source.
  14. Jake Ellzey’s campaign website, “Issues,” accessed July 13, 2021
  15. Jake Ellzey for Congress, “Issues,” accessed January 25, 2018
  16. Jake Ellzey for Texas House, "The Issues," accessed February 18, 2014 (dead link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Ronald Wright (R)
U.S. House Texas, District 6
2021 - Present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
John Wray (R)
Texas House of Representatives, District 10
January 2021 - July 2021
Succeeded by
Brian E. Harrison (R)


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Al Green (D)
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Chip Roy (R)
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Vacant
District 38
Vacant
Republican Party (25)
Democratic Party (13)
Vacancies (2)



Current members of the Texas House of Representatives
Leadership
Speaker of the House:Dade Phelan
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Jay Dean (R)
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Ben Leman (R)
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Phil King (R)
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Ken King (R)
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Toni Rose (D)
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Ray Lopez (D)
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John Bucy (D)
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Gene Wu (D)
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Hubert Vo (D)
District 150
Republican Party (83)
Democratic Party (66)
Vacancies (1)