Hanke Bruins Slot

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Hanke Bruins Slot
Hanke Bruins-Slot 2014.jpg
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
17 June 2010
Personal details
Hanke Gerdina Johannette Bruins Slot

(1977-10-20) 20 October 1977 (age 41)
Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
ResidenceUtrecht, Netherlands
Alma materUtrecht University (LLM, MA)
OccupationPolitician, officer, hockey player
Website‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Christian Democratic Appeal website

Hanke Gerdina Johannette Bruins Slot (born 20 October 1977) is a Dutch politician and former army officer serving as a member of the House of Representatives since 17 June 2010. A member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), she focuses on matters of defence personnel, local government, healthcare science, medical law, psychiatry and sports.

Family and education[edit]

Hanke Bruins Slot was born in Apeldoorn. Her father, Harm Bruins Slot (CDA), as well as her grandfather, Zwaatinus Bruins Slot (CHU), held the position of mayor in several municipalities.

Bruins Slot studied constitutional and administrative law, public administration and management at Utrecht University. She worked in the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations before becoming a professional soldier in August 2007 after following a postdoc study at the Koninklijke Militaire Academie. With SV Kampong, she won the 2005 national indoor hockey championship.

Royal Netherlands Army[edit]

From July to December 2008 Bruins Slot was commanding officer of a self-propelled artillery unit of the Royal Netherlands Army in Afghanistan on behalf of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). From February to June 2010 she was a staff officer.

Political involvement[edit]

On 17 June 2010, she became a member of the House of Representatives, following the 2010 general election. She was reelected in 2012 and 2017.


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