Kristina Axén Olin

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Kristina Axén Olin
17th Mayor of Stockholm
In office
Preceded byAnnika Billström
Succeeded bySten Nordin (acting)
Personal details
Born (1962-10-21) October 21, 1962 (age 56)
Political partyModerata samlingspartiet
Spouse(s)Mats Olin (divorced)
OccupationMusic teacher, Principal

Anna Kristina Axén Olin (born October 21, 1962) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician. She held the post of Mayor of Stockholm between 2006-2008, being the city's second female mayor. She also served as deputy chairman of the party from 2003 to 2009, when she was replaced by Beatrice Ask.


Axén Olin was elected to the Council in 1991. She has mainly been active in social issues and was Commissioner of Social Service under the Moderate Party administration of Carl Cederschiöld 1998-2002. She served as chairman of the Stockholm County Police Authority 1999-2006. She is known for her liberalism and was one of the most senior Moderates to advocate adoption rights for homosexuals. She has also, however, become famous for her hardline stand on reducing welfare payments. She is also an advocate of chemical castration for rapists.[1]


Axén Olin is a music teacher by profession and served until her appointment as Social Service Commissioner as the assistant principal of Maria Elementar, a private school in the Stockholm district of Södermalm. She currently lives with her husband and three children in the suburban borough of Enskede.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-11-25. Retrieved 2006-09-08.
Preceded by
Annika Billström
Mayor of Stockholm
Succeeded by
Sten Nordin
Preceded by
Lena Nyberg
Commissioner of Social Service of Stockholm
1999 – 2002
Succeeded by
Margareta Olofsson