Today Progressive Conservative MLA Mike Ellis endorsed Jason Kenney for party Leader.
“I fully support Jason Kenney’s bid for PC leader, as well as his campaign to unite Albertans under a single, conservative party,” Ellis said. “Jason has proven over the past two decades that he is a dedicated public servant who loves our province. There is no one better to lead the charge.”
“I have spent the past few months speaking with my constituents about the future of Alberta. First, they tell me that a second NDP term would damage the economic future of this province for at least a generation. They also tell me that the PCs and Wildrose need to get their act together before the next election” Ellis said.
“I think this PC leadership race is a clear referendum on unity, and I am throwing my full support behind Jason’s plan for a united alternative to the NDP,” said Ellis. “NDP policies are making life more difficult for Alberta families with tax increase after tax increase. I’m worried that two competing conservative parties will hand the NDP another term in the next election.”
Ellis was first elected in 2014 and was reelected in 2015 with the largest margin of victory among PC MLAs. Before his election in 2014, Ellis spent 12 years with the Calgary Police Service. During his tenure, he served eight years as a Constable and three as a patrol Sergeant. In recognition of his service, Ellis received a 10year distinguished service medal in 2013.
“I’m proud to have served my community as a law enforcement officer for 12 years and now as an MLA. I believe that supporting Jason’s unity plan is the best way for us to get Alberta back on track,“ said Ellis. “And that’s why I’m asking my fellow caucus members and other principled conservatives to join me in moving forward as part of a broad, tolerant, freeenterprise coalition.”
“I am truly honored to have Mike endorse my bid to unite Alberta. I know Mike as a man of integrity, who is genuinely concerned about the direction of our province,” said Kenney. “He has always been a leader in our community, and I believe that today he is putting Albertans first by advancing the cause of unity.”