Johan Remkes

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His Excellency
Johan Remkes
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Johan Remkes in 2010
King's Commissioner of North Holland
Assumed office
1 July 2010
Monarch Beatrix (2010–2013)
Willem-Alexander (since 2013)
Preceded by Harry Borghouts
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands
In office
22 July 2002 – 22 February 2007
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Klaas de Vries
Succeeded by Guusje ter Horst
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
22 July 2002 – 27 May 2003
Serving with Eduard Bomhoff (2002)
Roelf de Boer (2002–2003)
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Annemarie Jorritsma
Els Borst
Succeeded by Gerrit Zalm
Thom de Graaf
Undersecretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment of the Netherlands
In office
3 Augustus 1998 – 22 July 2002
Prime Minister Wim Kok
Preceded by Dick Tommel
Succeeded by Pieter van Geel
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
30 November 2006 – 17 June 2010
In office
30 January 2003 – May 27, 2003
In office
27 May 2002 – 22 July 2002
In office
26 October 1993 – 3 Augustus 1998
Personal details
Born Johannes Wijnandus Remkes
(1951-06-15) 15 June 1951 (age 64)
Zuidbroek, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Residence Haarlem, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Groningen (Bachelor of Economics)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Corporate director

Johannes Wijnandus "Johan" Remkes (born 15 June 1951) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He is the King's Commissioner of North Holland since 1 July 2010.[1]

He previously served as a Member of the House of Representatives from October 26, 1993, until Augustus 3, 1998, when he became State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the Cabinet Kok II, serving from Augustus 3, 1998, until July 22, 2002. He returned to the House of Representatives for two short periods serving from May 23 to July 22, 2002, and from January 30 to May 27, 2003. He became Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet Balkenende I. After the fall of the cabinet, he remained Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the Cabinets Balkenende II and III but was replaced as Deputy Prime Minister by VVD Party leader Gerrit Zalm. He served as Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations from July 22, 2002, until February 22, 2007, and as Deputy Prime Minister from July 22, 2002, until May 27, 2003. He returned as a Member of the House of Representatives after the inauguration of the Cabinet Balkenende IV, serving from November 30, 2006, until June 17, 2010, when he became the Queen's Commissioner of North Holland.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Noord-Holland eindhalte voor Johan Remkes, Telegraaf, April 12, 2010

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Official
Government offices
Preceded by
Dick Tommel
Undersecretary for Housing, Spatial Planning
and the Environment of the Netherlands

1998–2002
Succeeded by
Pieter van Geel
Preceded by
Klaas de Vries
Minister of the Interior of the Netherlands
2002–2007
Succeeded by
Guusje ter Horst
Political offices
Preceded by
Annemarie Jorritsma
Els Borst
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
2002–2003
Served alongside: Eduard Bomhoff (2002)
Roelf de Boer (2002–2003)
Succeeded by
Gerrit Zalm
Thom de Graaf
Preceded by
Harry Borghouts
King's Commissioner of North Holland
2010–
Incumbent