Rodney Ellis
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"Rodney Glenn Ellis" is the Texas Senate/state senator for Texas Senate, District 13/Texas' 13th state senate district. The district contains portions of Harris County, Texas/Harris County, including downtown Houston, and Fort Bend County, Texas/Fort Bend County. He is a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party.

Ellis was elected to the Texas Senate on February 13, 1990, and sworn into office on February 27, 1990. Ellis sits on the Senate State Affairs, Transportation, and Business & Commerce Committees. In previous sessions, Ellis chaired the Senate Finance, Jurisprudence, Government Organization, Intergovernmental Relations, and Open Government Committees.

Ellis chairs the Board of Directors for the Innocence Project and chairs the Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy, Climate Change, and the Environment. He also serves on the Lyndon B. Johnson/LBJ Foundation Board of Trustees, the University of Texas School of Law Foundation Board of Trustees, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Board of Directors.

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