MLA Mary Anne Jablonski, Red Deer-North

Lord Jesus, we pray your presence will
be strong with MLA Mary Anne Jablonski today and in the coming days. We pray
that you would help her to have wisdom as she makes the decisions that are so
important to the people of our province. We pray that you will guide her and
help her as she works to improve the life of all Albertans. Bless her family
and protect them. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Deputy Chair of Committees

Mary Anne Jablonski
was elected to her fifth term as Member of the Legislative Assembly for Red
Deer-North on April 23, 2012. She was appointed deputy chair of the Standing
Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and appointed to the
Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services on May 24, 2012. She was
appointed to the Standing Committee on Families and Communities on May 28,

On May 23, 2012 she
was elected as the Deputy Chair of Committees for the Legislative Assembly of

She previously
served as chair of the Standing Committee on Community Development.

Additionally she
served as Minister of Seniors and Community Supports from March 12, 2008 to
October 12, 2011. During her third term she served as chair of the Cabinet
Policy Committee on Community Services and as a member of the Legislative
Review Committee.

She has also served
on the following committees:

  • Alberta Mental Health Board Liaison and
    Advisory Committee (chair)
  • Standing Policy Committee on Justice and
    Government Services (chair)
  • Youth Secretariat (chair)
  • Corrections Review Committee (chair)
  • Strengthening Alberta’s Role in Confederation
    Committee (co-chair)
  • FOIPP Review Committee (deputy chair)
  • Private Bills Committee (member)
  • Standing Committee on Public Accounts (member)
  • Standing Policy Committee on Health and
    Community Living (member)
  • Committee on Collaboration and Innovation
  • Crystal Meth Task Force Committee (member)
  • Special Standing Committee on Members’
    Services (member)

Mrs. Jablonski was
born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario. She has three sisters and one
brother. She was awarded a scholarship to attend Brock University, where she
studied psychology and political science. Married since 1971, Mrs. Jablonski
and her husband, Bob, have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Jablonski and
her family moved to Alberta in 1980, when her husband was transferred to
Penhold with the Canadian Forces. From 1982 to 1985 she helped to successfully
lobby the federal government for a dental plan for the families of the Canadian
Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police as well as for the rights of spouses
of military members.

Before she entered
politics, Mrs. Jablonski and her husband owned and operated a very successful
fiberglass manufacturing company. They employed 18 people and manufactured
various fiberglass projects, including a 70-foot dinosaur, waterslides, jet
boats and RV parts. Her work experience also includes seven years in the
banking industry.

Mrs. Jablonski is
an energetic and enthusiastic member of her community. She has been involved in
various community groups, sporting associations, church boards, the Catholic
Women’s League, Girl Guides of Canada and the Chamber of Commerce. In 1999 as a
member of the ITC (formerly Toast Mistresses) Mrs. Jablonski won the
international speech competition in Kobe, Japan.

In her free time
Mrs. Jablonski enjoys camping and hiking with her family.

June 6, 2012