Charlie Aptroot

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Charlie Aptroot
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Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
January 30, 2003 – September 19, 2012
Personal details
Born Charles Bernhard Aptroot
(1950-09-20) September 20, 1950 (age 64)
The Hague, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s) Married
Residence Wassenaar, Netherlands
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Businessperson
Teacher
Religion Agnosticism [1]
Website (Dutch) Official site

Charles Bernhard "Charlie" Aptroot (born September 20, 1950) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He was a Member of the House of Representatives from January 30, 2003 to September 19, 2012. He focused on matters of traffic, public transport and internal affairs.[2] Since September 1, 2012 he has been mayor of Zoetermeer.

Aptroot was elected into the Dutch House of Representatives during the general election of 2003. In 2010 he was running for President of the House of Representatives, but was defeated by incumbent president Gerdi Verbeet.[3]

In the past Aptroot was a member of the municipal council of Wassenaar from 1982 to 1998 and an alderman of the same municipality from 1990 to 1996. He was also a member of the States-Provincial of South Holland from 1999 to 2003.

From 1978 to 2001 Aptroot was together with his brother director of the Jonco-groep, a wholesale in mercery in Rotterdam.

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