MEET RENEE

Congresswoman Ellmers is a wife, mother, nurse and small business owner that has proudly called Harnett County “Home” for nearly 24 years.  In 1998 Mrs. Ellmers and her husband of 28 years Brent, who is a General Surgeon, and their son Ben moved to Harnett County after meeting with the local hospitals. “We immediately fell in love with everyone we met.” 

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After moving to Dunn, Mrs. Ellmers immediately got involved within the local community.  She became an active leader volunteering with many local organizations and quickly rose through the ranks to become Vice President of the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Dunn Planning Board. 

 

Congresswoman Ellmers made the jump from a private citizen and civic leader into politics in response to the Democrat majority in Congress and Barack Obama to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system in 2009 with Obamacare.  The Ellmers were outspoken critics of the Affordable Care Act and had become so frustrated with Washington DC and the push to make it law that it motivated her to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. She won the election in 2010 and subsequently was re-elected to two more terms.

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In the 2010 election the Republicans took over the majority in the House of Representatives and Mrs. Ellmers was proud to have been elected by the voters to be part of the “Red Wave”. “There is going to be a repeat of the 2010 Red Wave in November of 2022.”

Congresswoman Ellmers was honored to represent the constituents of North Carolina’s 2nd District in Congress from January 2011 through January 2017. “The most important job of any elected member of Congress is Constituent Services.  My staff and I prioritized good constituent services above all else.” During that time, Mrs. Ellmers served one term on the House Agriculture, Small Business, and Foreign Affairs Committees and two terms on the Energy and Commerce Committee.  She also authored ten pieces of legislation that became federal law and six more that passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 2016 Mrs. Ellmers was the first woman in Congress to endorse then-candidate Donald J. Trump and he subsequently gave her his first Congressional endorsement. “Renee was the first Congresswoman to endorse me and she really terrific and boy is she a fighter. I need her help in Washington so we can work together to defeat ISIS, secure our border and bring back jobs and frankly, so many other things.  And Renee knows how to do it. She gets it.  And together, we will make America great again.”

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In May of 2017, Congresswoman Ellmers was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as Director of Region 4 which included North Carolina and seven other states.  As a Presidential Appointee, Mrs. Ellmers provided executive leadership as the primary representative for the Secretary of Health and Human Services and was a strong voice for the healthcare needs of North Carolinians.  In her time at HHS Renee also played a vital role in the coordination of services during major hurricanes and other natural disasters, working alongside her agency counterparts to bring aid and relief to the southeastern region.

Why am I running again? 

To stand up and fight the Left’s Socialist agenda which has quickly resulted in pain for North Carolina families and weakened our nation’s economy.  

Congresswoman Ellmers has been on the frontline of the fight against COVID for nearly 2 years. When the COVID outbreak reached Pandemic levels in North Carolina she felt a call to action, put her newly formed consulting business on hold and went back into nursing to care for our Veterans at the VA Nursing Home in Fayetteville in Cumberland County. This ultimately became the driving force behind her decision to run for Congress and serve again. 

Nurse Ellmers saw firsthand at the provider level the cracks in the system that negatively affect our Veterans and their families. “As a Nurse Supervisor, when I questioned the government’s inadequacies toward our Veterans the response I received was ‘Welcome to the VA’.  Veterans and their loved ones need a voice in Washington that understands the struggles they face.”

Mrs. Ellmers currently cares for patients by providing COVID testing in McGee’s Crossroads in Johnston County.

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Background

To stand up and fight the Left’s Socialist agenda which has quickly resulted in pain for North Carolina families and weakened our nation’s economy.  

Congresswoman Ellmers has been on the frontline of the fight against COVID for nearly 2 years. When the COVID outbreak reached Pandemic levels in North Carolina she felt a call to action, put her newly formed consulting business on hold and went back into nursing to care for our Veterans at the VA Nursing Home in Fayetteville in Cumberland County. This ultimately became the driving force behind her decision to run for Congress and serve again.  

Mrs. Ellmers was born Renee Louise Jacisin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 1964.  Her family moved to the Detroit area when she was three years old so that her father could get work in the auto industry. They made their home in Madison Heights and she attended Madison High School.  In 1990 Renee graduated from Oakland University School of Nursing in Rochester, MI and became a Surgical ICU Nurse at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak where she met her husband Brent and where Ben was born.    

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