Dawn Bowden has been appointed Wales' Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, replacing Lord Elis-Thomas.
A former unionist, Bowden has been the Welsh Labour candidate for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney since 2016, citing the constituency as her reason for entering politics at age 56.
Judging by her social media presence, Bowden may be more interested in the sport aspect of her role - many posts are about football. She has no known arts affiliations.
She said taking the oath to be a Welsh Government minister was "a proud moment indeed".