|Minister for Housing and Civil service (Netherlands)|
November 5, 2012
|Prime Minister||Mark Rutte|
|Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the House of Representatives|
October 14, 2010 – September 13, 2012
|Preceded by||Mark Rutte|
|Succeeded by||Mark Rutte|
|Member of the House of Representatives|
September 3, 2002 – November 5, 2012
August 25, 1998 – May 23, 2002
|Born||Stephanus Abraham Blok
December 10, 1964
|Political party||People's Party for Freedom and Democracy|
|Residence||The Hague, Netherlands|
|Alma mater||University of Groningen (M.A.)|
Stephanus Abraham "Stef" Blok (born December 10, 1964) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). Since November 5, 2012 he has been a minister without portfolio in the second Rutte cabinet, dealing with housing and civil service.
Previously he was an MP from August 1998 to November 2012 (with an interruption in 2002). He served as the Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives from October 14, 2010 until September 13, 2012.
Blok was born in Emmeloord in the Netherlands Province of Flevoland. After attending Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden he studied Administration of business at the University of Groningen from 1977 until 1983. He worked for ABN AMRO from 1989 until 1998 when he was elected as a member of the House of Representatives for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy for which he has been a member since 1988.
He was a member of the municipal council of Nieuwkoop from 1994 to 1998.
- (Dutch) Parlement.com biography
- (Dutch) Stef Blok nieuwe fractievoorzitter VVD, NU.nl, October 6, 2010
|Party political offices|
|Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the House of Representatives
|Minister for Housing and Civil service