Mandeville City Councilman David Ellis has announced his candidacy for Louisiana House District 89. The seat is currently held by State Rep. Reid Falconer (R-Mandeville).
Here’s the press release:
Mandeville City Councilman David Ellis announced his candidacy for State Representative, District 89. Ellis is a lifelong resident of the Northshore, where he owns and operates his family business, Ellis Insurance Solutions, LLC.
“As a businessman and Mandeville City Councilman, my conservative principles serve as my guide to
protect family values and our communities, promote jobs and opportunities and create a “Northshore
First” agenda,” said Ellis. “With my seven years of experience on the Council, I have a firm grasp of the
issues in our area and a track record of success in making the Northshore the best area in the state to
live and raise a family. Likewise, I have worked closely with our citizens in making sure their voices are
heard and together, we will make state government work better for our people,” added Ellis.
Ellis’ efforts as State Representative will focus on fighting for fiscal responsibility and a budget that
makes sense for Louisiana families, opposing taxes that hurt our families and communities, standing up for small businesses and job creation, defending the 2nd Amendment, and protecting and promoting pro-life and pro-family values.
As a community leader and Mandeville City Councilman, Ellis has led coalitions of state, parish and city
officials in multiple area drainage and road improvement projects, including the long-anticipated
Highway 22 widening project. He has also worked to reduce property taxes, support efforts to decrease
traffic congestion, address flood protection issues and ensure police officers and first responders have
access to the resources they need to keep us safe.
David Ellis holds an M.B.A. from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of St. Paul’s High School. His extensive history of community involvement includes serving on the Three Rivers Arts Festival Board, as Past President of the St. Tammany Leadership Alumni Foundation and as a New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute 2018 Participant. David is also an Eagle Scout and a Friends of Scouting sponsor. He also has coached with the Mandeville Soccer Club and Pelican Park. He is a member of Church of the King. David and his wife, Susan Ellis, are the proud parents of Bradley and Caroline.
Ellis joins attorney and ex-diplomat Richard Nelson and former Marine and Tea Party activist Pat Phillips in seeking the District 89 seat. All three men are Republicans.
Reid Falconer is not running for reelection. He has instead decided to seek the state Senate seat currently held by State Sen. Jack Donahue, who is term-limited.