07/26/2013 05:39 EDT | Updated 09/25/2013 05:12 EDT

Alison Redford Appoints Sandra Jansen Associate Minister Of Family

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EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford has appointed Calgary member of the legislature Sandra Jansen an associate cabinet minister.

Redford says Jansen will serve as associate minister of family and community safety.

Jansen was first elected in April 2012 in the riding of Calgary-North West.

A former broadcaster, Jansen served as Redford's communications manager for southern Alberta before running for office.

Associate ministers earn an extra $30,150 per year in salary.

Redford's inner circle now includes 18 cabinet ministers including herself and nine associate ministers.

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