Born and raised in Bendigo, Ian Ellis is passionate about the region, and thinks it is time that Bendigo East locals have a real local connection.
Ian and his wife have raised two children in the area and understand the issues.
Having served as a Police Officer, owned and operated a small business and served in Local Government, Ian has the expertise needed to serve the people of Bendigo East.
He is involved with various community groups and supports the good work these groups do.
There is a lot of work to be done as infrastructure is not keeping up with population growth around Victoria. There is also a lot of work to be done relating to law and order, and the cost of living is rising at an alarming rate.
As a true local, Ian has a good understanding of how these issues may be addressed.