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The Honourable Mike Ellis was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the constituency of Calgary-West in a by-election on October 27, 2014. He was re-elected for his third full term on May 29, 2023.
He currently serves as Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services.
Before his cabinet appointment, Mr. Ellis served as deputy chair of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and as a member of the Select Special Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner Search Committee. He also served on the following standing committees of the Legislative Assembly:
Before being elected to the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Ellis spent 12 years with the Calgary Police Service, serving eight years as a constable and three as a patrol sergeant. In 2013, he received a 10-year distinguished service medal.
During his policing career, he primarily focused on community policing, which included working with some of Calgary’s most vulnerable citizens through the Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness. He specialized in judicial administration law and incident command and trained other officers in how to help victims of crime.
Mr. Ellis has studied in the bachelor of policing program at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He also holds a management certificate from Mount Royal College and leadership certification from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Mr. Ellis is married to Hollie, and together they have three children.
He was the 832nd Member sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.