Stef Blok

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His Excellency
Stef Blok
Stef Blok 2015 (1).jpg
Stef Blok in 2015
Minister of Security and Justice
Assumed office
27 January 2017
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Ard van der Steur
Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector
In office
5 November 2012 – 27 January 2017
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by New title
Succeeded by Ronald Plasterk
(as Minister of the Interior)
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Ad interim
In office
29 June 2016 – 16 September 2016
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Ronald Plasterk
Succeeded by Ronald Plasterk
Minister of Security and Justice
Ad interim
In office
10 March 2015 – 20 March 2015
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Ivo Opstelten
Succeeded by Ard van der Steur
Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the House of Representatives
In office
8 October 2010 – 20 September 2012
Preceded by Mark Rutte
Succeeded by Mark Rutte
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
3 September 2002 – 5 November 2012
In office
25 August 1998 – 23 May 2002
Personal details
Born Stephanus Abraham Blok
(1964-12-10) 10 December 1964 (age 52)
Emmeloord, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (from 1988)
Children 1 son
Residence Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Groningen (Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration)
Occupation Politician
Accountant
Credit broker

Stephanus Abraham "Stef" Blok (born 10 December 1964) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He is the Minister of Security and Justice in the Cabinet Rutte II since 27 January 2017.[1]

Blok previously served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 25 August 1998 until 23 May 2002, and again from 3 September 2002 until 5 November 2012. He became the Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the House of Representatives on 14 October 2012 after Mark Rutte became Prime Minister. On 5 November 2015 he became Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector in the second Rutte cabinet. Blok served as Minister of Security and Justice after the resignation of Ivo Opstelten from 10 March 2015 until 20 March 2015.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Stephanus Abraham Blok was born on 10 December 1964 in Emmeloord, now in the Province of Flevoland. After attending Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden, he studied Business Administration at the University of Groningen from 1977 until 1983 and graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree. Blok worked for ABN AMRO from 1989 until 1998.

He was a member of the municipal council of Nieuwkoop from 1994 to 1998.

Politics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ontslagaanvraag minister en staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie [Resignation minister and state secretary of Security and Justice]. koninklijkhuis.nl (in Dutch). King's Office. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  2. ^ (Dutch) Minister Blok neemt Veiligheid en Justitie er even bij, NU.nl, 10 March 2015
  3. ^ (Dutch) Stef Blok fractievoorzitter VVD, RTLNieuws, 6 October 2010

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Mark Rutte
Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the House of Representatives

2010–2012
Succeeded by
Mark Rutte
Political offices
New title Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector
2012–2017
Succeeded by
Ronald Plasterk (as Minister of the Interior)
Preceded by
Ivo Opstelten
Minister of Security and Justice
Ad interim

2015
Succeeded by
Ard van der Steur
Preceded by
Ronald Plasterk
Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Ad interim

2016
Succeeded by
Ronald Plasterk
Preceded by
Ard van der Steur
Minister of Security and Justice
2017-present
Incumbent