LETHBRIDGE - City Councillor Faron Ellis is the first to announce he's taking a run at the
Ellis has a background in political science and has been a Councillor for the
past 3 years.
He plans to run on similar principals as he did in 2010 which is responsible,
reasonable, and reliable leadership.
Ellis hopes his experience can set
him apart. He says "I really think that you need to have some experience on
Council to know how the system operates, I mean it was a pretty steep learning
curve for the first year or so, I hope the people judge and agree that that was
successful and I expect, if I'm elected Mayor, there will be another pretty
steep learning curve but I think that I'm up for it and I hope the voters of
Without an incumbent Mayor, Ellis expects there will be plenty of competition
for the top job. He says "I look forward to a rigorous and civilized debate
about the issues and we'll organize more formally over the next month and start
to gear up over the summer months with the normal activities and then hit the
campaign trail hard in the fall."
Provincial civic elections are slated for October 21st and this is the first
time that positions will be for 4-years, as opposed to the previous 3-year