Annemarie Jorritsma

Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink (born 1 June 1950) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businesswoman. She is the Parliamentary leader in the Senate since 24 November 2015 and a Member of the Senate since 9 June 2015.[1][2]

Annemarie Jorritsma
Mw. Jorrisma-Lebbink Voorzitter van Koninklijke Schuttevaer (cropped).JPG
Annemarie Jorritsma in 2010
Parliamentary leader in the Senate
Assumed office
24 November 2015
Preceded byHelmi Huijbregts-Schiedon
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Member of the Senate
Assumed office
9 June 2015
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mayor of Almere
In office
16 August 2003 – 9 September 2015
Preceded byHans Ouwerkerk (Ad interim)
Succeeded byFranc Weerwind
Mayor of Delfzijl
In office
11 February 2003 – 16 August 2003
Acting
Preceded byEd Haaksman
Succeeded byHenk van Hoof (Ad interim)
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
3 August 1998 – 22 July 2002
Serving with Els Borst
Prime MinisterWim Kok
Preceded byHans Dijkstal
Hans van Mierlo
Succeeded byEduard Bomhoff
Johan Remkes
Minister of Economic Affairs
In office
3 August 1998 – 22 July 2002
Prime MinisterWim Kok
Preceded byHans Wijers
Succeeded byHerman Heinsbroek
Minister of Transport and
Water Management
In office
22 August 1994 – 3 August 1998
Prime MinisterWim Kok
Preceded byKoos Andriessen (Ad interim)
Succeeded byTineke Netelenbos
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 May 2002 – 30 January 2003
In office
19 May 1998 – 3 August 1998
In office
30 July 1986 – 22 August 1994
In office
16 September 1982 – 3 June 1986
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Personal details
Born
Annemarie Lebbink

(1950-06-01) 1 June 1950 (age 71)
Hengelo, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1973)
Spouse(s)
Gerlof Jorritsma
(m. 1971)
Children2 daughters
ResidenceAlmere, Netherlands
Alma materBaudartius College
(Bachelor of Liberal Arts)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Businesswoman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director

Life and careerEdit

Jorritsma attended the Baudartius College in Zutphen from April 1964 until May 1970 obtaining an Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. Jorritsma served on the Municipal Council of Bolsward from 5 September 1978 until 1988.

Jorritsma was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 1982, serving from 16 September 1982 until 3 June 1986. Jorritsma returned as a Member of the House of Representatives after Wim van Eekelen was appointed Minister of Defence in the Cabinet Lubbers II after the election of 1986, taking office on 30 July 1986 serving as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Spatial Planning. After the election of 1994 Jorritsma was appointed as Minister of Transport and Water Management in the Cabinet Kok I, taking office on 22 August 1994. After the election of 1998 Jorritsma returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 19 May 1998. Following the cabinet formation of 1998 Jorritsma was appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs in the Cabinet Kok II, taking office on 3 August 1998. The Cabinet Kok II resigned on 16 April 2002 following the conclusions of the NIOD report into the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian War and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity. After the election of 2002 Jorritsma again returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 23 May 2002. Following the cabinet formation of 2002 Jorritsma was not giving a cabinet post in the new cabinet, the Cabinet Kok II was replaced by the Cabinet Balkenende I on 22 July 2002 and he continued to serve in the House of Representatives as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Social Affairs and Employment. In October 2002 Jorritsma announced that she wouldn't stand for the election of 2003 and continued to serve until the end of the parliamentary term on 30 January 2003.

Jorritsma remained in active in national politics, in February 2003 she was appointed as acting Mayor of Delfzijl, taking office on 11 February 2003. In August 2003 she was nominated as Mayor of Almere, she resigned as acting Mayor of Delfzijl the same day she was installed as Mayor of Almere, serving from 16 August 2003 until 9 September 2015. Jorritsma also became active in the private sector and public sector and occupied numerous seats as a corporate director and nonprofit director on several boards of directors and supervisory boards (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Equens, Alliander, Association of Participation Companies and Recruit Global Staffing). Jorritsma also served as Chairwoman of the Executive Board of the Association of Municipalities from 1 May 2008 until 3 June 2015. Jorritsma was elected as a Member of the Senate after the Senate election of 2015, taking office on 9 June 2015 serving as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Infrastructure and Water Management. Jorritsma was selected as Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate following the resignation of Loek Hermans, taking office on 24 November 2015.

DecorationsEdit

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II Belgium 10 December 1998
  Knight Commander of the Order of Merit Germany 20 October 2000
  Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 3 June 2015 Elevated from Officer (10 December 2002)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Annemarie Jorritsma (1950) Biografie, Absolutefacts.nl, 19 August 2005
  2. ^ "Annemarie Jorritsma nieuwe fractievoorzitter VVD in Senaat" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Scheidend VNG-voorzitter Jorritsma krijgt lintje" (in Dutch). Gemeente.nu. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

External linksEdit

Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Helmi Huijbregts-Schiedon
Parliamentary leader of the
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the Senate

2015–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Koos Andriessen
Ad interim
Minister of Transport and
Water Management

1994–1998
Succeeded by
Tineke Netelenbos
Preceded by
Hans Dijkstal
Deputy Prime Minister
1998–2002
With: Els Borst
Succeeded by
Eduard Bomhoff
Preceded by
Hans van Mierlo
Succeeded by
Johan Remkes
Preceded by
Hans Wijers
Minister of Economic Affairs
1998–2002
Succeeded by
Herman Heinsbroek
Preceded by
Ed Haaksman
Mayor of Delfzijl
Acting

2003
Succeeded by
Henk van Hoof
Ad interim
Preceded by
Hans Ouwerkerk
Ad interim
Mayor of Almere
2003–2015
Succeeded by
Franc Weerwind
Business positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairwoman of the
Supervisory board of
Alliander

2016–present
Incumbent
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairwoman of the
Executive Board of the
Association of Municipalities

2008–2015
Succeeded by
Jan van Zanen