Joe Anglin has had an interesting career. He was first a US Marine during the Vietnam era and after leaving the Marine Corp went on to be a police officer. He then obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Masters Degree in Education. Joe then started a career in the utilities as a lineman for a public electric utility.
Joe then went to work for AT&T, the world’s largest corporation. Starting as a lineman, Joe obtained a diploma in engineering and worked his way up into executive management. During this tenure Joe taught fibre optic transmission engineering at the Bell Labs training facilities in Chicago and 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.
Most 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.
Anglin became leader of the Green Party in the fall of 2008 and presided over the dissolution of the party in July 2009.
He served as chair of the Rimoka Housing Foundation from 2010 to 2012 and also served as a town councillor in Rimbey.
In 2012, Joe Anglin became a candidate for the Wildrose Party in the riding of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre, which he won in the 2012 general election.
Joe currently lives in Rimbey with his wife Deborah and their two children. Deborah is the minister of the United Church in Rimbey.