Sandra Jansen

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Sandra Jansen
MLA
MLA for Calgary-North West
Incumbent
Assumed office
2012
Preceded by Lindsay Blackett
Personal details
Born 1963/1964 (age 49–50)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Calgary
Profession Broadcast journalist

Sandra Jansen (born c. 1963) is a Canadian politician who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Calgary-North West.[1][2]

Her first experience in politics was with the Ron Ghitter campaign for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives in 1985, alongside Alison Redford.[3] Soon after, Jansen began a 25-year career in television broadcast journalism – first at CICT in Calgary, then in Montreal.[4] Her career apex was in the late 1990s at CTV NewsNet/CTV News Channel in Toronto as one of their anchors.[4] In the mid-2000s Jansen left Toronto to return to Calgary, anchoring the nightly news for Citytv Calgary.

In 2007, Jansen left journalism to obtain a master's degree in professional communications – graduating in 2009.[3][4] This degree led her back into Alberta provincial politics, when in autumn 2011 Jansen was hired by incoming Premier Alison Redford to be part of Redford's communications team.[3][4]

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