Jane was born in 1946 and was raised in Edmonton.
Prior to her election to Edmonton City Council, she was the former Executive Assistant to former Edmonton Alderperson G. Lyall Roper, and the former Vice-President, Operations, and then a management consultant at Denny Andrews Inc.
Jane ran in two municipal elections before her successful run in 2001. She served as city councillor until her retirement in 2013. Jane was a member of the University Senate, and the Provincial Affairs Committee. She was on the Board of Directors of Odyssium (the former Edmonton Space and Science Centre) and Northlands Park.
Sources: City Of Edmonton Website; Office of the Councillors