Ellis seeks 2nd term

By Jim Stanford on May 10, 2010

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Ellis has helped make county government more efficient.

Teton County Commissioner Ben Ellis announced last week he will run for re-election.

This is great news, as Ellis, the youngest of the commissioners at 43, has been a progressive champion. He has the rare mix of brains and balls — impressively intelligent when breaking down issues yet unafraid to take bold steps and get things done.

One area where Ellis probably has done his best work is energy efficiency, and the 10 by 10 initiative in particular. He has spearheaded a drive to reduce energy consumption in government by 10 percent by the end of this year — a goal the county is on track to meet — and has exacted substantial energy savings from law enforcement.

His leadership will be critical in the next four years as the town and county adopt a new Comprehensive Plan to govern development and reshape the way we live in a more sustainable fashion.

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