Olaug Bollestad

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Olaug Bollestad
Olaug Bollestad (KrF).JPG
Minister of Agriculture and Food
Assumed office
22 January 2019
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byBård Hoksrud
First Deputy Leader of the Christian Democratic Party
Assumed office
8 May 2015
LeaderKnut Arild Hareide
Kjell Ingolf Ropstad
Leader of the Christian Democratic Party
Acting
In office
17 January 2019 – 27 April 2019
Preceded byKnut Arild Hareide
Succeeded byKjell Ingolf Ropstad
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
1 October 2013
ConstituencyRogaland
Mayor of Gjesdal
In office
1 January 2007 – 1 October 2013
Preceded byKarl Edvard Aksnes
Succeeded byFrode Fjeldsbø
Personal details
Born
Olaug Vervik Bollestad

(1961-11-04) 4 November 1961 (age 58)
Stavanger, Norway
Political partyChristian Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Jan Frode Bollestad

Olaug Vervik Bollestad (born 4 November 1961) is a Norwegian nurse and politician for the Christian Democratic Party who is an MP for Rogaland since 2013 and Minister of Agriculture and Food since 2019.[1]

She served as mayor of Gjesdal from 2007 to 2013, and was elected to the Parliament of Norway in the 2013 Norwegian parliamentary election where she was nominated in the first spot on the Christian Democratic Party's ballot for Rogaland.[2] In 2015 she became the second deputy leader of the Christian Democratic Party.[3]

Educated as a nurse, she worked as department manager at Stavanger University Hospital before she became mayor. She was elected to the municipal council of Gjesdal in 2003.[4]

She is a member of the Norwegian Baptist Union.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Here is the new Cabinet". Aftenposten. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ To nøgde Krf-arar NRK. Retrieved 23 September 2013 (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ "Olaug Bollestad" (in Norwegian). Storting.
  4. ^ a b Olaug Vervik Bollestad Kommunal Rapport. Retrieved 23 September 2013 (in Norwegian)