Minister Sawhney was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-North East.
Born and raised in north east Calgary, Sawhney is a mother of four, an activist, and an engaged community volunteer. Rajan attended the University of Calgary, earning a degree in Economics and Political Science as well as an MBA.
Sawhney worked in the oil and gas industry for over twenty years in a variety of different roles in economics and business development. Prior to her election, she served as the Vice President of Business Development for Fracture Modeling Inc.
As an active volunteer, Sawhney is passionate about community engagement initiatives. She has played a key role in leadership with several non-profit organizations and has also spearheaded several programs and events designed to spread awareness and raise funds for worthy causes. For her community engagement work, Rajan was recognized as a Community Builder by the YWCA for Canada 150.
Rajan Sawhney was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Transportation on July 8, 2021. She previously served as Alberta’s Minister of Community and Social Services.
- As a daughter of immigrant parents, I understand the sacrifices new Canadians make to ensure success for their children.
- As a working mother of 4 children, I understand the challenges women face in balancing responsibilities at home and in the workplace.
- As a small business owner and wife of an Oil & Gas executive, I understand the stresses associated with challenging economic times.
Working towards a debt-free and prosperous Alberta!
Born and raised in Calgary NE, working in the Oil and Gas industry for over 20 years
Dedicated volunteer and actively involved in community service.
Recognized as a Community Builder in the City of Calgary for Canada 150.
Albertans have gone through challenging times. Premier Klein at the end of his mandate in 2006 left a province with no debt and an annual surplus. Successive governments were negligent in governing our province. We need to ensure that Albertans of today and future generations have the same opportunities for success as my family has had in this province.
So together, let’s work towards a debt-free Alberta!
I look forward to working with the residents of Calgary NE and the United Conservative Caucus to lay a foundation for economic security and prosperity.