Mike Ellis (Canadian politician)

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Mike Ellis
MLA
Deputy Leader of the United Conservative Party
In office
July 25, 2017 – October 30, 2017
Leader Nathan Cooper
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Leela Aheer
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-West
Assumed office
October 27, 2014
Preceded by Ken Hughes
Personal details
Born (1973-01-09) January 9, 1973 (age 45)
Calgary, Alberta
Political party United Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Progressive Conservative (until 2017)
Occupation police officer

Michael David Ellis (born January 9, 1973) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in a by-election on October 27, 2014.[1] He represents the electoral district of Calgary-West as a member of the United Conservative Party.

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

Alberta general election, 2015: Calgary-West
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Mike Ellis 8,312 46.8
New Democratic Mizanur Rahman 4,940 27.8
Wildrose Gerard Lucyshyn 4,512 25.4
Total valid votes 17,764 100.0
Rejected, spoiled and declined 117
Turnout 17,881 56.6
Eligible voters 31,604
Source: Elections Alberta[4]
Alberta provincial by-election, October 27, 2014: Calgary-West
Resignation of Ken Hughes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Mike Ellis 4,843 44.44 -5.51
Wildrose Sheila Taylor 4,528 41.55 +4.22
Liberal David Khan 926 8.50 +1.04
New Democratic Brian Malkinson 336 3.08 +0.07
Alberta Party Troy Millington 265 2.43 +1.46
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -
Elections Alberta[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calgary-West elects PC Party's Mike Ellis". CBC News, October 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Mike Ellis out of second PC party Calgary-West contest". Calgary Herald, February 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "Calgary-West: The issues, the candidates". Calgary Sun, October 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "2015 Provincial General Election Results". Elections Alberta. Archived from the original on 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Report on the October 27, 2014 By-elections" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved 19 May 2016.