Rita Ottervik

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Rita Ottervik

Rita Irene Ottervik (born 11 September 1966 in Hitra) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party, who has served as the mayor of Trondheim since 2003.

She has a background as secretary in the Workers' Youth League and has been political advisor at the Office of the Prime Minister under Thorbjørn Jagland (1996–1997). She was elected as a member of Trondheim city council in 1999, and served four years before becoming mayor.[1]

Ottervik was considered a possible candidate for a cabinet post following the elections of 2005 and 2009, but both times she declined such offers in favor of continuing her job as mayor.[2]


  1. ^ "Rita Ottervik". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ Rabås, Kjerstin (October 19, 2009). "- Takket nei til statsrådspost" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen/Aftenposten. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Sigve Brekke
Secretary-general of the Workers' Youth League
Succeeded by
Trond Jensrud
Preceded by
Anne Kathrine Slungård
Mayor of Trondheim