Han Polman

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Han Polman
Han Polman bij het IPO jaarcongres 2014 (15227713058) (cropped).jpg
King's Commissioner of Zeeland
Assumed office
1 March 2013
Preceded by Karla Peijs
Mayor of Bergen op Zoom
In office
19 May 2005 – 28 February 2013
Preceded by Dick de Cloe (Acting)
Succeeded by Dick de Cloe (Acting)
Mayor of Noordwijkerhout
In office
1 December 2001 – 16 May 2005
Preceded by Irma Günther (Acting)
Succeeded by Irma Günther (Acting)
Personal details
Born Johannes Marcellus Maria Polman
(1963-01-16) 16 January 1963 (age 55)
Ootmarsum, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Democrats 66
Spouse(s) Married
Children 4 children
Residence Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Twente (Bachelor of Public Administration, Master of Public Administration)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant

Johannes Marcellus Maria "Han" Polman (born 16 January 1963) is a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 (D66) party. He has been the King's Commissioner of Zeeland since 1 March 2013. Previously he was Mayor of Bergen op Zoom and Noordwijkerhout.[1]

Biography[edit]

Polman entered politics at a young age, he worked as a civil servant at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations from 1986 until 2000, he was only twenty-three at the time. He served as a municipal councillor in The Hague from 12 April 1994 to 1 December 2001. He also served as Director of Welfare in Vlaardingen from 2000 to 1 December 2001, when he became Mayor of Noordwijkerhout. Upon his appointment, he was the youngest mayor in the Netherlands, at the age of thirty-eight. In 2005 he left Noordwijkerhout when he was selected as Mayor of Bergen op Zoom. On 1 March 2013, he succeeded Karla Peijs as the Queen's Commissioner (from 30 April 2013: King's Commissioner) of Zeeland.[2]

Polman is married and has four children.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Ministerraad benoemt Han Polman tot nieuwe commissaris van de koningin, Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant, 7 December 2012
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Han Polman nieuwe commissaris in Zeeland, Algemeen Dagblad, 3 December 2012
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Han Polman (51) opvolger van Peijs als Zeeuwse commissaris van de Koningin, Zeeland.blog.nl, 3 December 2012

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Irma Günther
Acting
Mayor of Noordwijkerhout
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Irma Günther
Acting
Preceded by
Dick de Cloe
Acting
Mayor of Bergen op Zoom
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Dick de Cloe
Acting
Preceded by
Karla Peijs
King's Commissioner of Zeeland
2013–present
Incumbent