Welcome to the Official Web Site of the Ellis County Republican Women (ECRW)
Welcome to the official website of the Ellis County Republican Women (ECRW). ECRW meets on the third Tuesday starting in January through November at 7:00 p.m. at the Ellis County Republican Party Headquarters, 609 Water St., Waxahachie, Texas. Please take the opportunity to browse our website and contact us if we can provide you with additional information about our organization. You can learn about important political issues through the speakers at our monthly meetings. We hope that you will use this website to learn more about ECRW and to keep informed of our activities and current events. You are also welcome to visit us during our meetings.
ECRW to host Jake Ellzey
Jake was raised in the small rural town of Perryton, TX, where he worked on the family farm and ranch. His parents were loving but strict instilling in Jake a lifelong commitment to faith, family and country.
He graduated in 1992 from the U. S. Naval Academy, beginning his aviation career, Over the next 20 years, Jake flew the G-60 helicopter, F-14 /Tomcat and the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Jake watched the second airplane hit the World Trade Center on TV while deployed to the USS Enterprises and was proud to participate on the first night strikes in Afghanistan with his first strikes targeting the Tora Bora cave complex..
Jake went on to participate in the early strikes in Iraq in 2003 and was tasked with leading the U. S. assistance effort in the Indonesian tsunami disaster in 2005. Jake later served as a social Aide in the Bush 43 White House before being deployed on.
He commander a Super Horned squadron with 12 aircraft worth $1 billion, 200 pilots and personnel, deploying in both 2009 and 2010 to Afghanistan on USS Eisenhower to support troops on the ground. Over his career he deployed nine times and spent five & a half years on ships at sea defending our Nation. He has received numerous Air Medals, the Combat Action Ribbon ad two Bronze Stars.
On the day of his Navy retirement, Jake was appointed as a Commissioner on the Texas Veterans Commission to ensure Texas takes care of our 17 million veterans and advocates on their behalf. Jake is a proud member of the VFW, the American Legion, and the Lava.
He served as CEO of a speakers bureaus that hires veterans, and is a commercial airline pilot and owner of his family's ice business. Jake is also a contract adversary pilot, training our nation's newest fighter pilots. Jake is a life member of the National Rifle Association and Texas State Rifle association as well as a member of the Farm Bureau.
Jake is honored to be married to Shelby, and proud to be the father of two young Texans. the Ellzey's live in Midlothian, are committed Christians and are active members of Park Cities Baptist Church.
Submitted by Maureen Kennedy, 1st VP
Ellis County Republican Women will meet at 7pm on August 21 at the Woodmen of the World facility, 610 Water St Waxahachie.
Light refreshments will be served.