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Rodney Ellis

Harris County, Precinct One

Proud Houston native, passionate public servant.

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Harris Co. bail system unfair to poor, low-level defendants

By: Gabrielle Banks © Houston Chronicle • Apr. 28, 2017 A federal judge in Houston Friday issued a scathing denouncement of Harris County's cash bail system, saying it is fundamentally unfair to detain indigent people arrested for low-level offenses simply because...

New Harris County initiative to tackle elderly abuse, neglect

By: Mihir Zaveri © Houston Chronicle • Apr. 2, 2017 Harris County commissioners have put one of the final pieces in place for the county’s Senior Justice Assessment Center, a multi-agency initiative to address the abuse and neglect of the region’s growing elderly...

Commissioners exchange words over bail bond lawsuit

By: Mihir Zaveri and Gabrielle Banks © Houston Chronicle • Mar. 28, 2017 Tensions flared at Harris County Commissioners Court Tuesday after new Commissioner Rodney Ellis filed legal papers supporting civil rights groups in their high-profile federal lawsuit against...

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