Mike Ellis (Canadian politician)

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Mike Ellis

Mike Ellis UCP.jpg
Deputy Leader of the United Conservative Party
In office
July 25, 2017 – October 30, 2017
LeaderNathan Cooper
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byLeela Aheer
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-West
Assumed office
October 27, 2014
Preceded byKen Hughes
Personal details
Born (1973-01-09) January 9, 1973 (age 48)
Calgary, Alberta
Political partyUnited Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Progressive Conservative (until 2017)
Occupationpolice officer

Michael George Ellis (born January 9, 1973) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to represent the electoral district of Calgary-West in the 30th Alberta Legislature. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in a by-election on October 27, 2014 during the 29th Alberta Legislature.[1] He is a member of the United Conservative Party and has served as government whip since April 30, 2019.

He had previously challenged his predecessor, Ken Hughes, in a nomination contest in the same district for the 2012 Alberta general election,[2]

Prior to election, Ellis was a police sergeant with the Calgary Police Service.[1] Born and raised in Calgary, he is married with three children.[3]

Election results[edit]

2019 Alberta general election: Calgary-West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Conservative Mike Ellis 14,974 66.11 -6.08
New Democratic Gulshan Akter 5,768 25.47 -2.34
Alberta Party Frank Penkala 1,610 7.11
Liberal Yasna Oluic-Kovacevic 298 1.32
Total 22,651
Rejected, spoiled and declined 65 40 6
Eligible electors / Turnout 32,570 69.76% 13.25%
United Conservative hold Swing
Source(s)
Source: "26 - Calgary-West, 2019 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
2015 Alberta general election: Calgary-West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Mike Ellis 8,312 46.79% 2.50%
New Democratic Mizanur Rahman 4,940 27.81% 24.72%
Wildrose Gerard Lucyshyn 4,512 25.40% -16.18%
Total 17,764
Rejected, spoiled and declined 75 20 22
Eligible electors / Turnout 31,604 56.51% 20.78%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing
Source(s)
Source: "27 - Calgary-West, 2015 Alberta general election". officialresults.elections.ab.ca. Elections Alberta. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
Alberta provincial by-election, October 27, 2014: Calgary-West
Resignation of Ken Hughes on September 26, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Mike Ellis 4,836 44.29 −5.56
Wildrose Sheila Taylor 4,530 41.58 +4.25
Liberal David Khan 927 8.51 +1.05
New Democratic Brian Malkinson 337 3.09 +0.08
Alberta Party Troy Millington 264 2.42 +1.45
Total 10,894
Rejected, spoiled and declined 17 7 1
Eligible electors / turnout 30,541 35.73
Progressive Conservative hold Swing
Source(s)
Alberta. Chief Electoral Officer (2015). Report on the October 27, 2014 By-elections in: Calgary-Elbow, Calgary-Foothills, Calgary-West, Edmonton-Whitemud (PDF) (Report). Edmonton: Legislative Assembly of Alberta; Chief Electoral Officer. ISBN 978-098653678-6. Retrieved April 20, 2021.

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