Morten Ørsal Johansen
|Morten Ørsal Johansen|
|Member of the Parliament of Norway Assembly
11 September 1964 |
|Political party||Progress Party|
|Committees||Standing Committee on Justice|
Early life and career 
Johansen was born in Sunndal. His father was a photographer and his mother a pay secretary. He attended school in Raufoss, in his future parliamentary constituency of Oppland. He graduated from secondary school there in 1983 with diplomas in arts and sciences. He worked for Raufoss Ammunition as a factory worker from 1984 to 1994 before being promoted to supervisor in the latter year. He continued to work in this capacity until 2000. In 2002, he received a Master of Arts degree from Gjøvik University College.
Political career 
He had been a member of Vestre Toten municipal council since 1993 and of the executive committee from 1995 to 2011. He was a county councillor in Oppland from 1999 to 2009. From 1999, he was the head of Progress Party in Oppland.
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