Ellis wins Rimbey byelection

The Town of Rimbey has a new face at counci’s table. Construction worker Scott Ellis defeated challenger Wayne Clark in Monday’s byelection to replace former councillor Joe Anglin who stepped down to take a run at provincial politics. Anglin is now the Wildrose MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre.

The Town of Rimbey has a new face at counci’s table.

Construction worker Scott Ellis defeated challenger Wayne Clark in Monday’s byelection to replace former councillor Joe Anglin who stepped down to take a run at provincial politics.

Anglin is now the Wildrose MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre.

Ellis, 34, has lived in Rimbey for five years and is married to Chris Ellis, a doctor at Rimbey Hospital.

Ellis said it was his sense of community that compelled him to get into politics.

“Rimbey is a great place to live,” said Ellis. “What I really felt was this big sense of community spirit and strong volunteerism among the community and a sense of coming together and building a stronger community. I want to bring some of that positive energy to the table. Let’s just work together. People just want to see council to get the job done then using it as at platform to air their grievances.”

Ellis received 255 votes while challenger and former councillor Wayne Clark received 167 votes. Ellis will be sworn in at the next Rimbey town council meeting on July 16.