Sharon Dijksma

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Her Excellency
Sharon Dijksma
Dijksma Dutch politician kabinet Balkenende IV.jpg
State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment
Assumed office
3 November 2015
Preceded by Wilma Mansveld
State Secretary for Agriculture
In office
18 December 2012 – 3 November 2015
Preceded by Co Verdaas
Succeeded by Martijn van Dam
State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science
In office
22 February 2007 – 23 February 2010
Preceded by Bruno Bruins
Succeeded by Halbe Zijlstra
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
23 March 2017
In office
8 May 2012 – 19 September 2012
In office
17 June 2010 – 16 January 2012
In office
17 May 1994 – 21 February 2007
Personal details
Born Sharon Alida Maria Dijksma
(1971-04-16) 16 April 1971 (age 45)
Groningen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Married
Residence Enschede, Netherlands
Occupation Politician
Website (Dutch) Labour Party website

Sharon Alida Maria Dijksma (born 16 April 1971) is a Dutch politician for the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid). Since 3 November 2015 she has been State Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Between 18 December 2012 and 3 November 2015, she was State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, dealing with agriculture, nature, food quality, tourism, and postal affairs in the Second Rutte cabinet.[1] Before that she was an MP from 17 June 2010 to 19 September 2012. She focused on matters of traffic, water management and home affairs.

Previously Dijksma was State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet from 2007 to 2010. From 1994 to 2007, she was a member of the House of Representatives. When, on 16 May 1994, Dijksma became an MP, her age was 23 and she was the youngest MP ever in Dutch parlementarian history. 1991 she became secretary general of the Young Socialists. From 1992 to 1994 she was chairwoman of the Young Socialists (Jonge Socialisten).

Dijksma studied law at the University of Groningen and public administration at the University of Twente but did not finish her studies.

After the resignation of Wilma Mansveld as State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment Dijksma succeeded her on 3 November 2015.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ As State Secretary of Economic Affairs Dijksma was allowed to use the ministerial title Minister for Agriculture while on foreign business.
  2. ^ "Sharon Dijksma vanavond beëdigd als staatssecretaris van Infrastructuur en Milieu" (in Dutch). RTV Oost. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bruno Bruins
State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Halbe Zijlstra
Preceded by
Co Verdaas
State Secretary for Economic Affairs
2012–2015
Succeeded by
Martijn van Dam
Preceded by
Wilma Mansveld
State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment
2015–present
Incumbent