Elisabeth Aspaker

Elisabeth Aspaker (born 16 October 1962) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and she is the current county governor of Troms og Finnmark county. She was also the Minister of European Affairs from 2015-2016 and Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 2013 to 2016. From 2013 to 2015, she also served as Minister of Fisheries.[1]

Elisabeth Aspaker
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Governor of Troms and Finnmark
Assumed office
1 January 2019
DeputyStian Lindgård
Preceded byPosition established
Governor of Troms
In office
2017–2018
Preceded byBård Magne Pedersen
Succeeded byPosition abolished
(merged with Finnmark)
Minister of European Affairs
In office
16 December 2015 – 20 December 2016
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byFrank Bakke-Jensen
Minister of Fisheries
In office
16 October 2013 – 16 December 2015
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byLisbeth Berg-Hansen
Succeeded byPer Sandberg
Minister of Nordic Cooperation
In office
16 October 2013 – 20 December 2016
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Preceded byRigmor Aasrud
Succeeded byFrank Bakke-Jensen
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
1 October 2005
ConstituencyTroms
Second Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
10 April 1994 – 29 March 1998
LeaderJan Petersen
Preceded byJohn G. Bernander
Succeeded byAnne Berit Andersen
Personal details
Born (1962-10-16) 16 October 1962 (age 58)
Harstad, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
Political partyConservative
Alma materUniversity of Tromsø

She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Troms in 2005. She previously served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament during the terms 1989–1993 and 1997–2001.

From 1986 to 1990 she was the deputy leader of the Norwegian Young Conservatives. During the cabinet Syse, she was private secretary (today known as political advisor) in the Ministry of Justice and the Police. During the second cabinet Bondevik, she was appointed political advisor in the Ministry of Education and Research before being promoted to State Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Care Services in 2004.

On the local level she was a member of Harstad municipal council from 1991 to 1995, and of its executive committee from 1999 to 2001. From 1991 to 1999 she was a member of Troms county council, serving as deputy county mayor beginning in 1995.

Before entering politics, she worked as a teacher. Aspaker was educated at Tromsø lærerhøgskole and Harstad University College, both of which today is a part of the University of Tromsø.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Press release from the Office of the Prime Minister (16 October 2013) Fields of responsibility in Erna Solberg’s government Regjeringen.no. Retrieved 4 November 2013 (in Norwegian)

External linksEdit

  • "Elisabeth Aspaker" (in Norwegian). Storting.
  • Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker (homesite at Regjeringen.no)
Government offices
Preceded by
Position established
County Governor of Troms and Finnmark
2019–
Incumbent
Preceded by
Bård Magne Pedersen
County Governor of Troms
2017–2018
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Position established
Minister of European Affairs
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Frank Bakke-Jensen
Preceded by
Lisbeth Berg-Hansen
Minister of Fisheries
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Per Sandberg