Ray Ellis is a crucial part of the Republican Party’s push to swing the partisan balance of the City Council, but he doesn’t exactly fit the party mold.
His basic pitch mirrors the party platform. Ellis argues incumbent District 1 Councilwoman Sherri Lightner hasn’t done enough to fix the city’s deep financial woes, so voters should elect him instead.
More than anything else, Ellis talks about cutting pension costs. He calls himself an expert and passionate advocate on the subject, highlighting his business career and former position as head of the city’s retirement board.