Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa ( Cent )


Born: 1948
Marital status: Married, one child

The Minister of Local Government and Regional Development is responsible for Norwegian housing policy, district and regional development, local government and the administration of elections. The minister is born on 12 November 1948. As a teacher, she holds a degree from Agder University. Mrs. Kleppa was Minister of Social Affairs in Kjell Magne Bondevik’s first government 1999 – 2000.

Political appointments

2007– Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Jens Stoltenberg’s second government
2000–2007 Member of the Storting for Rogaland County
1997–2000 Minister of Social Affairs, Kjell Magne Bondevik’s first government
1993–1997 Member of the Storting for Rogaland County
1992–1993 Member of the Rogaland Administrative Board
1991–1993 Member of the Rogaland County Executive Board
1988–1991 Member of the Rogaland Transport and Communications Committee
1987–1993 Member of the Gulating Court of Appeal
1984–1987 Member of the Hjelmeland Municipal Council Health and Social Welfare Committee
1980–1983 Member of the Hjelmeland Municipal Council Building Committee
1979–1987 Member of Hjelmeland Municipal Council

Membership of committees in the Storting and delegations
2005–2007 Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs
2005–2007 Enlarged Foreign Affairs Committee
1993–2007 Election Committee
2001–2005 Standing Committee on Local Government
1993–1997 Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
1996–1997 Committee to assess the strengthening of the Storting’s elucidation capacity, etc.
1996 Delegate to the UN General Assembly

Work experience
1982–1992 Adviser
1970–1992 Teacher, Hjelmeland school
1970–1971 Teacher, Jørpeland lower secondary school
1967–1968 Teacher, Jøsneset school

Education
1979–1985 Social studies, special education and biology, Stavanger College of Education
1979 Degree in teaching, Kristiansand College of Education

Other posts
1992–1997 Member, Committee of Representatives, Gjensidige Liv
1988–1996 Member, Committee of Representatives, Gjensidige, Rogaland