Renee made the jump from private citizen and civic leader into public service in response to the effort by Congress and the Barack Obama administration to overhaul the nation’s health-care system in 2009 with the Affordable Care Act.
She defeated long-time incumbent Congressman Bob Etheridge in the historic 2010 election. Following that race, Renee served three terms in the United States House of Representatives before being appointed by the Trump White House as a Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role Mrs. Ellmers was integral in implementing President Trump’s agenda in eight (8) southeastern states.
When Renee was in Congress, she was the first female in Congress to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States. She traveled the country with the President Trump to stump for the campaign.