Bent Høie

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Bent Høie
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Minister of Health and Care Services
Assumed office
16 October 2013
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Jonas Gahr Støre
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
12 September 2001
Constituency Rogaland
Personal details
Born (1971-05-04) 4 May 1971 (age 45)
Randaberg, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Dag Terje Solvang
Alma mater University of Bergen

Bent Høie (born 4 May 1971) is a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party who has been Minister of Health and Care Services since 16 October 2013. He is a representative of Rogaland in the Storting and was first elected in 2001.

Høie was born in Randaberg. He studied law at University of Bergen in 1991 and also attended the Norwegian School of Hotel Management from 1991-93. Høie represented his party in Stavanger Municipal Council and Rogaland County Council.

Storting committees[edit]

  • 2005–2009: Member of the Standing Committee on Local Government and Public Administration.
  • 2001–2005: Member of the Standing Committee on Health and Social Affairs.
  • 2000–2001: Member of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment


Local government[edit]

  • 2000-, 1991-1999: Member of the Rogaland County Council
  • 1999-2003: Member of the Stavanger Municipal Council
  • 1999-2000: Member of the Rogaland County Executive Board
  • 1991-1995: Member of the Randaberg Municipal Council

Political appointments[edit]

  • 2000- : Chairman of the Stavanger Conservative Party
  • 1997-1999: Deputy chairman of the Rogaland Conservative Party
  • 1995-1999: Political adviser for the Stavanger Conservative Party group in the Municipal Council
  • 1993-1995: Campaign secretary of the Rogaland Conservative Party
  • 1993-1995: Member of the Central Executive Committee of the Young Conservatives of Norway
  • 1990-1992: Chairman of the Rogaland Young Conservatives

In March 2016, Høie was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, which was co-chaired by presidents François Hollande of France and Jacob Zuma of South Africa.[1]

Other administrative posts[edit]

  • 2000- : Chairman of the board of the Dyslexia Research Foundation

Personal life[edit]

Høie is openly gay and married to Dag Terje Solvang.[2]


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