Theresa Coates Ellis

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent


Theresa Ellis has a degree in Business Communication from George Mason University, where she was Alumna of the Year in 2019, and she studied Business Administration and Management at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She is a Healthcare Professional Manager and owns the business Tackle Management, PR and Marketing [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10].

Ellis’s community service work includes but is not limited to being president of the Bull Run Rotary Club where she was Volunteer of the Year in 2016, former president of the Inter-Service Club Council for the Greater Manassas Area, program director for “Find Your Passion”, founder of the “Shadow for a Day” mentor program, an American Red Cross Chair, and Assistant Rotary Area Governor.  [1, 3, 5, 7]

Ellis is a member of groups including the Master Gardeners, Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation, Manassas City Public Schools Career Technical Education Advisory Board, City of Manassas Republican Committee, and Prince William Chamber of Commerce [1, 3, 4, 7].

Ellis was elected to the Manassas City Council in 2019. While on City Council, Ellis lobbied for reduced tax burden and tried to keep effective tax levels even by reducing real estate tax amid rising property values. She has also led the city’s initiative to be more bee-friendly and helped start the Manassas Bee Festival [1, 3, 4, 5, 12].

Ellis is a former 2022 Candidate for US Congress Virginia 10th District and ran for Mayor of Manassas in 2020 [4, 7, 10, 12].

Key Issues


Ellis seeks to provide quality education for students regardless of where they live. She believes in reducing admin costs and shifting investing towards classrooms. She believes parents should be more involved [7, 12].


Ellis plans to reduce taxes and wasteful spending. She plans to help businesses recover from COVID-19 and grow [1, 5, 12].


Ellis voted against the Grant Avenue project. She supported Annaburg Manor and believes park land is very important to Manassas [12].


When running for Mayor in 2020, Ellis planned to address the public health crisis by starting a program called “Healthy Together” that would work to handle future pandemics and health concerns. She agreed with safe operating procedures for businesses and limited operation of non-essential workers, and she sought to share information about helping businesses re-open or grow. She planned to not raise taxes, provide a police force with open communication, and help Manassas recover from an “education crisis” [10].


Hal Parrish, former Manassas Mayor; Republican Party of Manassas


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