Bjørn Arild Gram

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Bjørn Arild Gram (born 7 May 1972 in Steinkjer) is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.

He studied at Nord-Trøndelag University College from 1991 to 1997 and took the siv.øk. degree at Bodø University College in 2000. He was employed in Telenor Mobil in 2000.[1]

From 1996 to 1998 he chaired the Centre Youth, the youth wing of the Centre Party. On the local level Gram is the mayor of Steinkjer since 2007, having formerly been a member of the county council from 1991 to 2000. He was a member of Nord-Trøndelag county council from 1995, and has chaired the county party chapter.[1]

He served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Nord-Trøndelag during the terms 1993–1997, 2001–2005, 2005–2009 and 2013–2017. From 2005 to 2007 Gram was a member of Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet as State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. In 2013, as Marit Arnstad from Nord-Trøndelag was a member of the outgoing Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet, Gram met as a regular representative during the two weeks before the cabinet change.[2]