Jan Tore Sanner

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Jan Tore Sanner

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Minister of Education
Assumed office
17 January 2018
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byTorbjørn Røe Isaksen
Minister of Local Government
In office
16 October 2013 – 17 January 2018
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byLiv Signe Navarsete
Succeeded byMonica Mæland
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
1 October 1993
In office
16 October 1989 – 3 November 1990
Leader of the Young Conservatives
In office
24 June 1990 – 26 June 1994
Preceded byBørge Brende
Succeeded byAndré Støylen
Second Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
9 May 2004 – 27 April 2008
LeaderErna Solberg
Preceded byPer-Kristian Foss
Succeeded byErling Lae
First Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
27 April 2008
LeaderErna Solberg
Preceded byPer-Kristian Foss
Personal details
Born (1965-05-06) 6 May 1965 (age 54)
Bærum, Akershus, Norway
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Solveig Barstad
Alma materBI Norwegian Business School

Jan Tore Sanner (born 6 May 1965) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and was Minister of Local Government from 2013 to 2018. He was later appointed as Minister of Education on 17 January 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Jan Tore Sanner was born in Bærum as a son of biochemist Tore Sanner and local politician Ninja Sanner. He grew up at Nadderud and finished his secondary education at Nadderud Upper Secondary School in 1984. Sanner has education in marketing and market economy.[1][2] He has never worked in private sector.

Political career[edit]

On the local level he was a deputy member of Bærum municipal council from 1983 to 1989. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Akershus in 1993. He had previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1989–1993. From 1989 to 1990 he moved up as a regular representative, filling in for Kaci Kullmann Five who was appointed to the cabinet Syse.[1] Sanner and Syse went to the same school and were both leaders of the Young Conservatives.

In the Norwegian Young Conservatives, the youth wing of the Conservative Party, he chaired the local chapter from 1985 to 1986, the regional chapter from 1987 to 1988, became deputy leader nationwide in 1988 and leader from 1990 to 1994. In the Conservative Party he was a member of the central party board from 1988 to 1994, served as first deputy leader of the regional branch from 2001 to 2005. He was second deputy leader of the nationwide party from 2004 to 2008, and rose to first deputy leader in 2008.[1]

As a result of the parliamentary election in the fall of 2013, Sanner holds the position as Minister of Local Government and Modernisation in the coalition government led by Prime Minister Erna Solberg. In 2018 he became Minister of Education in a cabinet reshuffle.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jan Tore Sanner" (in Norwegian). Storting.
  2. ^ Mejlbo, Kaja (20 January 2018). "Litt (fest) og integrering hver dag". p. Budstikka.
Political offices
Preceded by
Børge Brende
Leader of the Norwegian Young Conservatives
Succeeded by
André Støylen