Rita Skjærvik (born 13 March 1974) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.
She started her political career in the Workers' Youth League, as deputy leader of that organization in Sør-Trøndelag, from 1993 to 1995. In 1995 she was elected to Rissa municipal council. She later enrolled at the University of Oslo, graduating in political science.
She worked as a secretary for the Workers' Youth League from 1996 to 1998, and as an advisor in the Labour Party from 1999. From 2002 to 2003 she worked as a personal advisor for Jens Stoltenberg. When the second cabinet Stoltenberg assumed office following the 2005 election, she was appointed State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister.
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