Mike Ellis is the MLA for Calgary-West and was elected to his second term on May 5, 2015.
Mike is the Opposition Critic for the portfolios of Justice and Solicitor General, and Service Alberta.
He previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mike spent 12 years with the Calgary Police Service. During his tenure he served eight years as a constable and three as patrol sergeant. In recognition of his service he received a 10-year distinguished service medal in 2013.
During his policing career, Mike’s 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 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 and his wife Hollie have three children.