Scott Ellis to run in council byelection

A young community-minded Rimbey resident has thrown his hat into the political ring for the upcoming byelection.

  • Jun. 12, 2012 12:00 p.m.

A young community-minded Rimbey resident has thrown his hat into the political ring for the upcoming byelection.

Scott Ellis, 34, wants to sit on council because he wants to do his part to make a difference in a community he sees as having many positive attributes.

“I have a passion to see Rimbey continue to be a great place to grow up, raise a family and retire. I want to work with council to enhance our small town by building on our strengths.”

Ellis sees Rimbey as having a strong community spirit that provides a strong base for continued growth and development.

“Rimbey has many strengths like great schools, a terrific hospital and a wonderful community centre. I think people want to see the town continue to improve its facilities, attractions and services. I see issues such as improving our sidewalks and creating a trail system as important.”

Past experience in fundraising for charities has helped Ellis understand the importance of supporting local businesses.

“I’m proud that we do most of our shopping locally and do not have a membership at the big box stores.

Ellis sits on the municipal development committee and was on the executive of the local chapter of the Conservative Party of Canada a few years ago. He also ran for school board trustee in the last election.

Education is a passion for Ellis, who is a mentor for The Calvinists Corp, a boys’ club in Rimbey. Scott Ellis

“This has helped me mentor the next generation who will carry Rimbey’s torch in the future.”

The council candidate is employed by Custom Eavestroughing and has plans to commute to Edmonton next year where he will attend The King’s University College for his second year of studies in politics, history and economics.

Ellis is married to Dr. Chris Ellis, and the couple has lived in Rimbey for six years.

By Treena Mielke

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