Clinton County native Beth Ellis of Sabina has announced her candidacy for State Representative of the 91st House District. She will seek the Republican nomination next year when current state representative Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) will vacate the seat at the end of 2018 due to term limits.
She and her husband are farmers as well as co-owners of Cherrybend Pheasant Farm where Beth Ellis manages the day-to-day operations. Ellis and her husband, Matt, reside on a farm near Sabina and have two children.
As President of the Clinton County Farm Bureau, keeping an ardent focus on issues affecting our agricultural communities will be a top priority for Ellis.
“I have had the great privilege of serving our community in a variety of ways that have given me a clear vision of the needs and challenges facing our community,” she said. “My experiences from agriculture to business management, and healthcare to aviation, give me a knowledge base to draw upon for helping at the state level in any way that I can. Speaker Rosenberger has and will continue to be a tremendous inspiration and resource for maintaining the continuity of progress for the 91st District.”
In addition to operating Cherrybend, Ellis is the Vice-Chair of the Clinton County Port Authority and on the Board of Directors for the Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
She worked at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Radiology for over 16 years. Ellis left the hospital to run the family business (Cherrybend) full-time.
Ellis started “Operation Cherrybend” in conjunction with the Flight Deck Veterans Group, a week-long veterans event striving to bring awareness to the everyday struggle our veterans face when returning home and to the high suicide rate for our returning soldiers.
“Beth Ellis is the ideal choice to continue the work I have done to move the 91st District forward,” said Rosenberger. “With her experience including; medicine, small business ownership, agriculture, and philanthropy; there is no better choice to accurately and thoroughly represent the people of the 91st House District.
“Beth will be an outstanding advocate for my constituency and I have full confidence in her to work for the people of Highland, Clinton, Pike, and Ross Counties and be sure that their voices are heard in Columbus.”