Jessica Polfjärd

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Jessica Polfjärd
Jessica Polfjärd.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
2 July 2019
ConstituencySweden
President of the Nordic Council
In office
1 January 2019 – 13 June 2019
Preceded byMichael Tetzschner
Succeeded byHans Wallmark
Group Leader of the Moderate Party
in the Swedish Riksdag
In office
14 January 2015 – 3 October 2017
DeputyHans Wallmark
Party chairmanAnna Kinberg Batra
Preceded byAnna Kinberg Batra
Succeeded byTobias Billström
Member of the Riksdag
In office
2 October 2006 – 1 July 2019
ConstituencyVästmanland County
Personal details
Born (1971-05-27) 27 May 1971 (age 49)
Seoul, South Korea
Political partyModerate Party

Jessica Susanne Zindalai Polfjärd (born 27 May 1971) is a Swedish politician of the Moderate Party. She was elected Member of the European Parliament in the 2019 European Parliament election in Sweden.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Polfjärd was born in South Korea and came to Sweden by the age of 9 months, through adoption, in 1972.[2]

Political career[edit]

Polfjärd has been a member of the Riksdag since the 2006 elections and served as chairman of the Employment Committee of the Riksdag from 2013 to 2014. She was also a member of the Committee on Industry and Trade from 2010 until 2013.[3] She eventually served as the group leader of the Moderate Party in the Riksdag from January 2015 to October 2017.[4][5]

In addition to her committee assignments, Polfjärd was a member of the Swedish delegation to the Nordic Council from 2006 until 2012 and from 2018 until 2019.[6]

Since becoming a Member of the European Parliament in 2019, Polfjärd has been serving on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Other activities[edit]

  • Nordisk Kulturfond, Substitute Member of the Board (2019)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Final results from European Parliament elections in Sweden Read 2019-05-31 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ World's oldest community for adopted persons celebrates 25 years in Sweden Archived 2016-12-20 at the Wayback Machine Read 2016-12-27
  3. ^ Jessica Polfjärd Riksdag.
  4. ^ "Jessica Polfjärd ny gruppledare för M". SvD.se. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  5. ^ Sveriges Radio. "Polfjärd ny gruppledare för M". Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  6. ^ Jessica Polfjärd Riksdag.
  7. ^ Board Nordisk Kulturfond.

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