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 on May 5, 2015 and again on April 16, 2019.
On April 30, 2019, he was assigned to serve as Government Whip.
He currently serves as chair of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices and as chair for the Standing Committee on Private Bills and Private Members’ Public Bills. He also serves as the deputy chair of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services.
Mr. Ellis previously served as a member of the Select Special Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner Search Committee and as a member of the following standing committees of the Legislative Assembly:
• Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund
• Families and Communities
• Legislative Offices
• Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Ellis spent 12 years with the Calgary Police Service. During his tenure he served eight years in the position of constable and three as patrol sergeant. In recognition of his service he received a 10-year distinguished service medal in 2013. During Mr. Ellis’s policing career his focus was primarily 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 also 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.