Stefaan Van Hecke

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Stefaan Van Hecke
Stefaan Van Hecke.jpg
Member of Parliament
(Chamber of Representatives)
In office
10 June 2007 – 12 June 2010
Assumed office
13 June 2010
Personal details
Born (1973-01-04) 4 January 1973 (age 44)
Nationality Belgian
Political party Agalev/Groen!
Residence Merelbeke
Alma mater University of Ghent
Occupation Lawyer
Website Official website

Stefaan Van Hecke is a Belgian (Flemish) politician. He is member of the Belgian Federal Parliament (Chamber of Representatives of Belgium) for the ecological party Groen!. He was first elected in June 2007.[1]


Van Hecke obtained a Law degree at Ghent University. To learn more about environmental law, he also got a degree in Environmental Science at the University of Antwerp.[2]

Political career[edit]

His political career started in 1990, when he joined "Agalev" (the then so-called green party in Flanders) in his home town Merelbeke. In 1992 he founded "Jong Agalev", the youngsters division of the green party, in Merelbeke. In 1996 he was elected into the provincial council. He kept that mandate until 2006.

In the local and provincial elections in Merelbeke, Stefaan Van Hecke changed the provincial council for the city council. He led his party to a glorious victory, achieving almost 14% of the votes, which was never seen before for a green party in Flanders. This victory led directly to him being chosen to lead Groen! in the provincial constituency of Eastern Flanders for the national parliament. After a hard campaign, Stefaan Van Hecke was elected.


  1. ^ Ghyselinck, Koen (11 June 2007). "Oost-Vlaamse verkozenen voor het federaal parlement" (in Dutch). Radio Canteclaer. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
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