Corley Ellis

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Frank Corley Ellis

Alabama State Representative
for District 41 (Shelby County)
Assumed office 
October 19, 2016
Preceded by Mike Hill

Born 1971
Shelby County
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie Harris Ellis
Children Jamison Ellis
Residence Columbiana, Alabama
Alma mater Shelby County High School

Auburn University

Occupation Real estate agent

Frank Corley Ellis, known as Corley Ellis (born 1971),[1] is a real estate agent from his native Columbiana, Alabama, who has since October 2016 represented District 41 in the Alabama House of Representatives. A Republican, his district is entirely within Shelby County in the north central portion of the state. 

Ellis graduated from Shelby County High School in Columbiana and in 1993 received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and in 1995 a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He is the owner and operator of Ellis Properties, Inc.[2] Ellis and his wife, the former Julie Harris, have one son, Jamison Ellis.[3]

Ellis was first elected without opposition to the Alabama House in a special election held on October 18, 2016. He replaced Republican  Mike Hill, who resigned after then Governor Robert Bentley, who since resigned amid a personal sexual scandal, appointed Hill as superintendent of the Alabama Banking Department.[2]

Ellis sits on these House committees:  (1) Financial Services, (2) Local Legislation, and (3) Shelby County Legislation.[4] 

In 2017, Representative Ellis voted to prohibit  the state from discriminating against, refusing to license, or refusing to renew the license of adoption agencies on the basis that the agency declines services because of its religious beliefs. The measure passed the House, 60-14. He voted to permit  midwives to practice in his state, a measure which won House approval, 84-11. He voted to reduce the time for appeals from inmates on death row. He voted for the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, sponsored by colleague Mack Butler, which prohibits alteration or removal of historic Confederate monuments. The measure gained House approval, 72-29. He voted to prohibit judicial override of sentencing guidelines, which passed the House, 78-19.[5]


  1. Corley Ellis. Retrieved on October 23, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Corley Ellis. Retrieved on October 23, 2017.
  3. Julie Harris Ellis. Facebook (January 20, 2016 photo). Retrieved on October 23, 2017.
  4. Corley Ellis' Biography. Retrieved on October 23, 2017.
  5. Corley Ellis'  Voting Records. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 23, 2017.