Charlie Aptroot

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Charlie Aptroot
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Member of the House of Representatives
In office
30 January 2003 – 19 September 2012
Personal details
Born Charles Bernhard Aptroot
(1950-09-20) 20 September 1950 (age 66)
The Hague, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s) Married
Residence Wassenaar, Netherlands
Occupation Politician, civil servant, businessperson, teacher
Website (Dutch) Official site

Charles Bernhard "Charlie" Aptroot (born 30 September 1950) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He was a Member of the House of Representatives from 30 January 2003 to 19 September 2012. He focused on matters of traffic, public transport and internal affairs.[1] Since 1 September 2012 he has been mayor of Zoetermeer.

Aptroot was elected into the House of Representatives in the general election of 2003. In 2010 he contested in the election for Speaker of the House of Representatives, but was defeated by incumbent Speaker Gerdi Verbeet.[2]

In the past Aptroot was a member of the municipal council of Wassenaar from 1982 to 1998 and an alderman of the same municipality from 1990 to 1996. He was also a member of the States of South Holland from 1999 to 2003.

From 1978 to 2001 Aptroot was together with his brother director of the Jonco-groep, a wholesale in mercery in Rotterdam.

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