Joe Anglin was first a US Marine during the Vietnam era and after leaving the Marine Corp went on to become a police officer.  He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, a diploma in engineering, a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Juris Doctorate in Law.  Joe began his career in the utilities as a lineman for a public electric utility in Vermont before moving up to teaching fiber optic transmission engineering at the Bell Labs training facilities in Chicago. During his career, Joe served as the White House Communications Liaison for George Bush Sr. in Kennebunkport Maine.

In the 1990s Joe became a unit leader for the Canadian Coast Guard’s fast-response Search & Rescue operations on the Pacific Coast. In 2000, as the unit leader, Joe organized and led the Canadian National SAR team to victory in the World Marine Search & Rescue competitions. 

More recently Joe was the founder and CEO of ASIG Inc. ASIG operated as an international financial services firm. With offices located in Vancouver and Washington, ASIG specialized in trading derivatives, oil contracts, gas contracts, and currencies.

Further to his professional career Joe successfully organized and led a citizen’s revolt in rural Alberta against the proposed AltaLink 500KV transmission line. Eventually, all the processes and decisions relating to the transmission line were vacated by the Alberta Court of Appeal.

As a result of Joe’s dedication and hard work Joe was named by the Edmonton Journal as, “One of the top ten people who made a difference”. In July 2008 Joe was named one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people.

In 2010 Joe was first elected as a town counselor before becoming a member of the Alberta Legislature in 2012. Joe served as Chairman of the Board of the Rimoka Senior’s Housing Foundation in Central Alberta, and as caucus whip and committee co-chair of the Sustainable Resource Committee as an MLA.

Former MLA - Former Town Councillor - Property Rights Advocate

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