WATCH: Former Clerk of the Courts Scott Ellis Discusses His Life and Career in Brevard County
By Space Coast Daily // January 9, 2021
one of the most influential public servants in the history of Brevard County
WATCH: Space Coast Daily sat down with the now former Brevard County Clerk of the Courts Scott Ellis to discuss his life and career in Brevard County as one of the most influential public servants in the history of Brevard County.
Ellis was born in Charleston, West Virginia and graduated from Eau Gallie High School in 1976. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Sergeant prior to an honorable discharge in 1980.
Ellis graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 1985.
He went to work for RCA at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as a software analyst on the Command Destruct Range Safety programs. He has taken an active role in governmental affairs at all levels, writing and speaking on numerous subjects in Brevard County.
In 1992, Ellis was elected to the Brevard County Commission and worked hard for less government by cutting back on expenditures, debt, and bureaucratic red tape.
Ellis was originally elected the Brevard Clerk of the Court in 2000 and during his ten years in the Clerk’s office, he flattened the layers of management and emphasized easy electronic access and customer service to daily handle the public’s needs.
He voluntarily left office at the end of 2010 and Mitch Needelman was elected that August. Ellis ran against Needelman and won re-election to the Clerk’s Office in January 2012.