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Rodney Ellis

Harris County, Precinct One

Proud Houston native, passionate public servant.

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Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) Applications

October 2, 2017 – Today we released the application for the Spring 2018 class of the Texas Legislative Internship Program - TLIP. I was inspired to create TLIP in 1990 because my mentor, the late Congressman Mickey Leland, stressed the importance of using one's...

As promised, Ellis making waves as county commissioner

By: Mihir Zaveri © Houston Chronicle • June 25, 2017 When former state Senator Rodney Ellis launched his campaign to succeed the late El Franco Lee as Harris County Precinct 1 commissioner last year, he said he would shake up Harris County government. He's kept his...

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...

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