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MLA Sandra Jansen, Calgary-North West

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you
today for Ms. Sandra Jansen, MLA for Calgary –West and we pray that You may be
present to guide her as she chairs the Calgary Caucus. We are grateful for the
many volunteer hours she has given to charitable organizations in her community
and may she continue to be sensitive to the needs of families as she and other
MLAs make decisions in regards to families and communities throughout Alberta.
Thank you for her artistic gift and may she continue to have time to enjoy her
painting. Amen

Sandra Jansen was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Calgary-North West on April 23, 2012. Premier Alison Redford named Ms. Jansen
to the government´s Operations Committee on May 8.

She chairs the Calgary Caucus and is also a member of the following
Standing Committees:
  • Privileges
    and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Families
    and Communities
Ms. Jansen grew up in northwest Calgary, where she attended Montgomery
and William Aberhart schools. She earned a broadcasting diploma from the
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and later studied French at McGill
University. She holds a master’s degree in professional communications from
Royal Roads University.

Ms. Jansen is an experienced journalist, having spent 23 years in the
field, including 10 years as a national news anchor at CTV News channel in
Toronto. She hosted the Citytv Calgary show, Your City, from 2007
to 2010.

Politics has always been a driving force in Ms. Jansen’s world from her
first political experience in 1985, when she worked as an assistant press
liaison on a provincial party leadership campaign, to her years hosting political
panels and elections. She served as Premier Alison Redford’s southern Alberta
communications manager from October 2011 to March 2012.

Ms. Jansen is a passionate advocate and dedicated volunteer. Over the
years she has volunteered in a media communications consultant role at the
United Way, as a board member at the Calgary Girls’ School, as a master of
ceremonies for various charitable organizations and as a volunteer at the
Ronald McDonald House in southern Alberta. In June 2012, she was appointed co-chair
of the Alberta Film Advisory Council.

An acrylic artist, Ms. Jansen has donated more than 65 of her paintings
to the United Way, Calgary Health Trust, Children’s Legal & Educational
Resource Centre and Safe Haven since 2007. She also painted more than 40
Spirits of Gold awards for United Way in 2008 and 2009.

March 19, 2013