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. When Jason Kenney announced his plan to restore the Alberta Advantage and seek the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, in order to merge it with the Wildrose Party of Alberta, Mike was one of the first MLAs to publicly support Jason's plan.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mike 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 Mike'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.
Mike 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.
Mike is married to Hollie, and together they have three children.