Gunnar Viken

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Gunnar Viken
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County mayor of Nord-Trøndelag
Assumed office
17 October 2007
Preceded by Erik Bartnes
Personal details
Born (1948-07-09) 9 July 1948 (age 68)
Mosvik, Norway
Nationality Norway
Political party Conservative Party
Residence Mosvik
Profession Dairy farmer

Gunnar Johannes Viken (born 9 July 1948 in Levanger) is a Norwegian dairy farmer and politician for the Conservative Party. Since 2007 he has been county mayor of Nord-Trøndelag County Municipality.

Viken has been a member of the Nord-Trøndelag County Council since 1999 and a deputy member of the Storting since 2013. Prior to his election as county mayor in 2007, he chaired the Conservative Party group in the county council for 4 years and the county agricultural board for 12 years.[1][2] He entered politics as a member of the municipal council of Mosvik in the early 1980s. Viken did not seek his party's renomination to the county council in 2015.[3]

Raised on a family farm in Mosvik, he passed the National Driving Teacher School and managed a driving school in Levanger from 1976 to 1982. Since 1982 he has been a dairy farmer and forester in Mosvik.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Høyres Gunnar Viken blir ny fylkesordfører". Namdalsavisa (in Norwegian). 15 October 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Arntsen, Håkon (9 September 2008). "Gunnar Viken 60". Trønder-Avisa (in Norwegian). p. 39. 
  3. ^ Rossing, Sivert (13 June 2014). "Klart for store utskiftinger i fylkespolitikken". Trønder-Avisa (in Norwegian). pp. 10–11. 
Preceded by
Erik Bartnes
County mayor of Nord-Trøndelag
2007–present
Incumbent