Marleen Barth

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Marleen Barth
Marleen Barth (cropped).jpg
Senate leader - Labour Party
Senate of the Netherlands
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 7, 2011
Member of the Senate
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 7, 2011
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
May 19, 1998 – May 23, 2002
Personal details
Born Magdalena Antoinette Maria Barth
(1964-03-21) March 21, 1964 (age 50)
Den Helder, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party (PvdA)
Spouse(s) Jan Hoekema
Residence Wassenaar, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Amsterdam (M.A., Political science)
Occupation Politician, trade union leader, journalist
Religion Roman Catholic
Website (Dutch) Labour Party website

Magdalena Antoinette Maria (Marleen) Barth (born March 21, 1964 in Den Helder) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and trade unionist, and a former journalist.

Biography[edit]

Barth studied political science, with a specialty in public administration, at the University of Amsterdam. She worked as a parliamentary reporter for Trouw (1990-1997), was a member of the House of Representatives (1998-2002), a member of the States-Provincial of North Holland (2003-2004) and chair of CNV Onderwijs (Christian teachers' union) (2005-2008). She has been chair of GGZ Nederland (organisation for mental health) since 2008.

She was lijsttrekker for the Labour Party in the Dutch Senate election of 2011. Since June 7, 2011 she has been a member of the Senate as well as Senate group leader of the Labour Party.

Personal life[edit]

Marleen Barth is married to former D66 MP Jan Hoekema (second marriage for both), since 2007 mayor of Wassenaar.

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