Ruth Peetoom

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Ruth Peetoom
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Party Chair
Christian Democratic Appeal
Incumbent
Assumed office
2 April 2011
Leader Maxime Verhagen
Preceded by Liesbeth Spies
Personal details
Born Gerhardine Ruth Peetoom
(1967-07-25) 25 July 1967 (age 47)
Breda, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
Spouse(s) René Paas
Residence Utrecht, Netherlands
Alma mater Vrije Universiteit (M.A., Theology, Ethics)
Occupation Politician
Minister
Religion Protestant Church in the Netherlands
Website Official site

Gerhardine Ruth Peetoom (born 25 July 1967) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). She is the Party Chair of the Christian Democratic Appeal since 2 April 2011.

Biography[edit]

Peetoom is born in the province of North Brabant and grew up in the eastern part of the province of Groningen. She studied theology and ethics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Being a preacher of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN),[1] she has been employed at the St. Nicholaschurch (Nicolaïkerk) in Utrecht since 2006.[2]

From 1999 to 2005 she was a CDA member of the States-Provincial of Groningen. In 2010 she was vice-chair of the Frissen Commission,[3] which investigated the CDA's huge loss in the Dutch general election, 2010. In April 2011 she was elected Party Chair of the Christian Democratic Appeal with over 60% of votes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruth Peetoom: de nieuwe Jan Pronk?". Vrij Nederland. March 9, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hard op inhoud, zacht op relaties". Reformatorisch Dagblad. May 15, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "'Peetoom maakt meeste kans op CDA-voorzitterschap'". de Volkskrant. March 4, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ruth Peetoom nieuwe CDA-voorzitter". Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. April 2, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Liesbeth Spies
Party Chair
Christian Democratic Appeal

2011-
Succeeded by
Incumbent