Noble Ellington joined the Department of Insurance as Chief Deputy Commissioner in 2012 with a strong background in legislative and business matters, having served 24 years in the Louisiana Legislature and owned a cotton company for the past 40 years.
Noble grew up on a farm in Richland Parish. He is a graduate of Mangham High School, and Louisiana Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture/Business.
Noble was first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1988 and held the seat until 1996, when he was elected to three terms as a member of the Louisiana Senate. In 2008, he was elected to a final term as state representative.
During his time in the Legislature, Noble held numerous committee chairmanships. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Labor, Judiciary A, Judiciary B, and Transportation Committees. As a member of the House, Noble was chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Council. He held a number of additional committee assignments including Insurance, Appropriations, Joint Committee on the Budget, and the Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.
While serving in the Legislature, Noble received many awards from various civic and governmental groups. He was twice named Legislator of the Year by the Rural Hospital Coalition, and honored with Outstanding Legislator awards by the Louisiana Association of Educators and Jobs for America’s Graduates. He was also the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police Senator of the Year, among numerous other accolades.
Noble also served as National Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council, chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference Rural Development Steering Committee, and was a member of the Legislative Rural Caucus, along with many other organization memberships.
Noble is currently on the board of directors of Franklin State Bank. He is a former board member of the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and Farm Bureau, and was on the Board of Commissioners for the Franklin Parish Hospital. Additionally, Noble has served as president of the Winnsboro Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Winnsboro Jaycees. He was also director of the National Jaycees and the Winnsboro Economic Development Corporation.
Noble is married to the former Brenda Armstrong. They have four children and five grandchildren. They reside in Baton Rouge.