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Jim Ellis


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1976 Republican AD-77 62573 Win
11-07-1978 Republican AD-77 67982 Win
11-04-1980 Republican SD-39 150263 Win
11-06-1984 Republican SD-39 186639 Win
11-03-1992 Republican SD-39 102419 Loss

Candidate Biography:

James L. "Jim" Ellis
Born: October 28, 1928 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Married: Barbara Gilligan (m. 1955), Carol Bentley (m. 1997)
Children: Jim, Gay, Jon, and Merrilee
Military Service: USN (Korea, Vietnam)
Died: April 10 2017 in San Diego, CA

1973-1976: Member, San Diego City Council

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Ellis Act (1985), "which provides landlords in California with a legal way to "go out of business" short of selling the property to another landlord." (Source)

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1979)
Source: "Former City Council member, state legislator Jim Ellis dies" by Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune (4/12/2017)