Sharon Dijksma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sharon Dijksma
Sharon Dijksma.jpg
State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment
In office
3 November 2015 – 26 October 2017
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Wilma Mansveld
Succeeded by Stientje van Veldhoven (IenM)
State Secretary for Economic Affairs
In office
18 December 2012 – 3 November 2015
Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Preceded by Co Verdaas
Succeeded by Martijn van Dam
State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science
In office
22 February 2007 – 23 February 2010
Serving with Marja van Bijsterveldt
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Bruno Bruins
Succeeded by Halbe Zijlstra
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 March 2017 – 2018
In office
8 May 2012 – 19 September 2012
In office
17 June 2010 – 16 January 2012
In office
17 May 1994 – 21 February 2007
Personal details
Born Sharon Alida Maria Dijksma
(1971-04-16) 16 April 1971 (age 47)
Groningen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Married
Residence Enschede, Netherlands
Occupation Politician
Website (in Dutch) Labour Party website

Sharon Alida Maria Dijksma (born 16 April 1971) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) serving as a aldermen of Amsterdam since 30 May 2018. She was a member of the House of Representatives from 23 March 2017 until 30 May 2018. From 3 November 2015 until 26 October 2017 she was the State secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment succeeding to Wilma Mansveld who resigned from the position;[1] from 18 December 2012 to 3 November 2015 she was the State secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, dealing with agriculture, nature, food quality, tourism, and postal affairs. Therefore, Dijksma was allowed to use the ministerial title "Minister for Agriculture" while on foreign business. Before that she was an MP from 17 June 2010 to 19 September 2012. She focused on matters of traffic, water management and home affairs.

Dijksma was the State secretary for Education, Culture and Science in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet from 2007 to 2010. From 1994 to 2007, she was a member of the House of Representatives. When, on 16 May 1994, Dijksma became an MP, her age was 23 and she was the youngest MP ever in Dutch parlementarian history. In 1991 she became secretary general of the Young Socialists. From 1992 to 1994 she was chairwoman of the Young Socialists (Jonge Socialisten).

Dijksma studied law at the University of Groningen and public administration at the University of Twente but did not finish her studies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharon Dijksma vanavond beëdigd als staatssecretaris van Infrastructuur en Milieu" (in Dutch). RTV Oost. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Bruno Bruins
State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Halbe Zijlstra
Preceded by
Co Verdaas
State Secretary for Economic Affairs
2012–2015
Succeeded by
Martijn van Dam
Preceded by
Wilma Mansveld
State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment
2015–present
Incumbent