Ank Bijleveld

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Ank Bijleveld
Bijleveld Dutch politician kabinet Balkenende IV.jpg
Queen's Commissioner of Overijssel
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 January 2011
Monarch Beatrix
Preceded by Geert Jansen
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
17 June 2010 – 1 January 2011
State Secretary for Interior and Kingdom Relations
In office
22 February 2007 – 14 October 2010
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Rob Hessing
Succeeded by None
Mayor of Hof van Twente
In office
1 January 2001 – 22 February 2007
Preceded by First
Succeeded by Hans Kok
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
16 November 1989 – 16 January 2001
Personal details
Born Anna Theodora Bernardina Schouten
(1962-03-17) 17 March 1962 (age 52)
IJsselmuiden, The Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
Spouse(s) Riekele Bijleveld (since 1984)
Residence Goor, The Netherlands
Alma mater University of Twente (M.A.)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Religion Roman Catholic

Anna Theodora Bernardina “Ank” Bijleveld-Schouten (born 17 March 1962) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). She has been the Queen's Commissioner of Overijssel since 1 January 2011.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Bijleveld was born in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Between 1980 and 1986, she studied public administration at the University of Twente.

Politics[edit]

In 1986 she became a member of the Enschede municipal council for the Christian Democratic Appeal. She served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 16 November 1989 until 16 January 2001. She was Mayor of Hof van Twente from 1 January 2001 until 22 February 2007, when she resigned to become the State Secretary for Interior and Kingdom Relations Cabinet Balkenende IV until 14 October 2010. On 17 June 2010 she again became a Member of the House of Representatives. She was an MP till 1 January 2011 when she became Queen's Commissioner of Overijssel. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Bijleveld is married to Riekele Bijleveld since 1984 and has two daughters. She is a Roman Catholic.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Rob Hessing
State Secretary for Interior and Kingdom Relations
2007-2010
Succeeded by
None
Political offices
Preceded by
First
Mayor of Hof van Twente
2001-2007
Succeeded by
Hans Kok
Preceded by
Geert Jansen
Queen's Commissioner of Overijssel
2011-
Succeeded by
incumbent