Jens Kramer Mikkelsen
|Jens Kramer Mikkelsen|
|Lord Mayor of Copenhagen|
1 December 1989 – 24 October 2004
|Preceded by||Egon Weidekamp|
|Succeeded by||Lars Engberg|
16 December 1951 |
|Political party||Social Democrats|
Early life and education
Jens Kramer Mikkelsen was born in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen in 1951. He graduated as a primary school teacher from Seminariet på Emdrupborg in 1976. He then worked as a Danish and math teacher at Grundtvigsskolen in Copenhagen until he became Lord Mayor of Copenhagen in 1989.
Kramer Mikkelsen was a member of the local government of Copenhagen since 1989 until his resignation as lord mayor.
On June 7, 2004, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen announced that he wouldn't run for the municipal elections in 2005, but that he would continue in office until the end of his period on December 31, 2005. However, on September 27, 2004 he announced that he would resign both from the city council and thus from office as of November 15 to become CEO of Ørestadsselskabet. His successor until the elections as lord mayor was Lars Engberg.
In the elections of 2001, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen got 27,417 personal votes.
On 24 October 2004, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen resigned as Mayor of Copenhagen to assume a position as CEO in Ørestadsselskabet.
|Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
1989 – 15 November 2004
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