Manassas, Virginia — Manassas City Councilwoman Theresa Coates Ellis announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress. As a resident, long-time small business owner and healthcare manager for more than 30 years in the 10th district, she is aware and actively involved in finding solutions to the hardships that this pandemic and restrictive policies have placed on our families, businesses, organizations, and communities.
Theresa has been a lone voice on city council fighting for our beliefs and freedoms. Now is the time for new leadership and common sense in Washington.
Theresa Ellis made the following statement:
“As a small business owner and elected official residing, working, and serving in District 10, I will continue to fight against higher taxes and wasteful spending. I pledge to protect our freedoms and defend our constitutional rights that we are ALL granted. I have been a champion of our small businesses, and I will continue to help them succeed during this pandemic that has deeply impacted our economy. I have two grandsons who have endured the difficulties of education during the pandemic. We must act with common sense to provide resources to our schools and teachers to maintain safety while providing our children with the high quality education they deserve. Our children will not be left behind; they are our greatest natural resource.” As a Business Communication graduate of George Mason University, she was awarded ” Alumna of the Year,” in 2019 from the Communication Department.
Theresa and her husband George raised their children in Manassas, who all attended and graduated from Virginia public schools, and state universities. They have a son serving and one of their daughters who served in the U. S. military.
Theresa further stated, “As a military parent, I fully support the military, their families and loved ones and understand the struggles that they face at home, during deployment, and abroad”.
Even as an elected City Councilwoman, she continues her regional volunteerism, leadership, and is a champion for non-profits, service organizations, and causes such as the Prince William Master Gardeners, Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association, Rotary International, American Red Cross, Suicide Awareness, and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. She was a past Girl Scout leader to her daughter’s troop in the Manassas City Public Schools years ago and is a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Manassas.
Theresa achieved the designation for Manassas City as “Bee City USA” in her efforts to promote sustainability with the Beautification Committee, and founded her own “Shadow for a Day” program to help job and career seekers connect with businesses for opportunities to move forward.
As an entrepreneur and small business owner, she is a liaison in our region’s economic development plans on Land Use, the Manassas Regional Airport Commission and on the Legislative Committee.
Theresa said, “I look forward to continuing to serve the people in Virginia as we move forward together.”