FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Theresa Coates Ellis
June 9, 2022
Subject line: Theresa Coates Ellis runs for re-election for Manassas City Council.
[Manassas, Virginia, June 9, 2022] — Councilwoman Theresa Coates Ellis announced that she is running and seeks to earn Manassas City residents vote for re-election after serving her first-four-year term. Theresa Coates Ellis, a Republican, will be on the general election ballot on November 8th, 2022 at your regular precinct location.
As a resident, long-time successful small business owner, healthcare manager with a background in finance, communication and marketing for more than 30 years in the City or Manassas, Ellis finds solutions to overcome the challenges and hardships that face our families, businesses, education, organizations, and community.
Theresa Coates Ellis made the following statement:
“I will continue to fight against higher taxes and wasteful spending and will support safety for our City of Manassas community, residents, businesses, families, and students. I have been a champion to our small businesses and future workforce, and I will continue to help them to recover from COVID-19, grow, and thrive for the future. Businesses are facing workforce shortages and students and their families are deeply impacted by severe learning loss. We must act with common sense to provide resources that are needed for education to maintain safety while providing our children with the high-quality education that they deserve. Our children will not be left behind; they are our greatest natural resource.”
Ellis had been a lone voice on City Council for part of her term standing with residents who were struggling. She began an American Red Cross campaign and is a Chairperson, to increase our blood supply when it was depleted to help surpass local goals. While working with her Rotary members as a past Area Governor of the international service organization, she actively fought to stop Human Trafficking, now a national public health crisis, after lockdowns left young adults vulnerable to predators. She also initiated proclamations in Council to bring awareness to these serious issues during her term.
She raised 6 daughters and 1 son with her husband George Ellis in the City of Manassas, attending public schools and universities. Her son is active in the U.S. Air Force and her one daughter is a veteran.
As a Business Communication graduate of George Mason University, she was awarded ” Alumna of the Year,” in 2019 from the Communication Department.
Even as an elected City Councilwoman, she continues her volunteerism, leadership, and voice for the Prince William Master Gardeners, with Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association as a beekeeper, Prince William Chamber of Commerce, Suicide Awareness, and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. She was a past leader in the Girl Scouts to her daughter’s troop years ago and is a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Manassas.
Ellis achieved the designation for Manassas City as a “Bee City USA” in her efforts to promote sustainability with the Beautification Committee and founded her own “Shadow for a Day” program to help spotlight careers and connect students to professionals and jobs for opportunities to move forward.
As an entrepreneur and small business owner, she served as Council for the City’s economic development authority, Land Use, the Manassas Regional Airport Commission, Solid Waste, Keep Manassas Beautiful, and the Legislative Committee.
Ellis said, “I look forward to continuing to serve the people in the City of Manassas as we move forward together to thrive. The City of Manassas has many exciting events planned. I look forward to our 2nd annual Manassas Bee Festival on June 25th 10-2 at Liberia House and Grounds that I initiated as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the honeybee arriving in America — first in Virginia. We will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Manassas in 2023. Please consider me for your vote for re-election on November 8th for Manassas City Council.”
Ellis’ upcoming priorities include continuing the fight against increased taxes and excess spending during the highest inflation rate in 40 years. Continuing strong economic development and redevelopment to attract quality businesses, jobs and a workforce for increased revenue. Support public safety to keep our neighborhoods and schools safe and enforce codes and ordinances. Support educational and emotional recovery for a generation of children with severe learning loss and mental health issues due to the extended closing of schools and provide them with the best education that is possible. Support election integrity that is fair and transparent. Continue quality constituent service with regular communication and availability as #YourCouncilwoman to #TalkWithTheresa
Visit TheresaCoatesEllis.com to learn more about upcoming events, City news and to support Theresa for Council.
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